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Tiritiri Matangi Bunkhouse

Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand

Self Catering Self Catering


Tiritiri Matangi Island is a wildlife sanctuary and one of New Zealand’s most important and exciting conservation projects. It is located 30km north east of central Auckland and just 4km from the end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. A hundred and twenty years of farming had seen this 220-hectare island stripped of 94% of its native bush but between 1984 and 1994, volunteers planted between 250,000 and 300,000 trees. The Island is now 60% forested with the remaining 40% left as grassland for species preferring open habitat.

In conjunction with this planting programme, all mammalian predators were eradicated and a number of threatened and endangered bird and reptile species have been successfully introduced, including the flightless takahe, one of the world’s rarest species, and the tuatara. There are few places in New Zealand where you can readily see and walk amongst so many rare species.

Overnight accommodation is available on Tiritiri Matangi in a bunkhouse that has four bunk rooms. The bunkhouse is well equipped with all cooking utensils, freezer, refrigerator, gas stove and BBQ. Hot and cold running water, showers and bathroom facilities.

You will need to bring a sleeping bag, a pillow case, a sheet to cover the mattress if you wish, your food and a torch or flashlight to go walking at night.

Tiritiri Matangi Bunkhouse


Single Rooms
Double Rooms


Shared Facilities
Hot & Cold Water
Mobile Phone Coverage
Non Smoking

Naturalist / Guide

Resident Guide
Guided Walks
In National Park / Reserve
Near the Ocean
Reference Books


Nearby Trails


Self Catering

Species List - English

  1. Takahe 2-10km
  2. Little Spotted Kiwi 2-10km
  3. Tuatara Lizard 2-10km
  4. Brown Teal 2-10km
  5. Spotless Crake 2-10km
  6. North Island Kokako 2-10km
  7. New Zealand Fernbird 2-10km
  8. Little Penguin 2-10km
  9. Morepork 2-10km
  10. Red-crowned Parakeet 2-10km

Species List - Scientific

  1. Porphyrio hochstetteri 2-10km
  2. Apteryx owenii 2-10km
  3. Sphenodon punctatus 2-10km
  4. Anas chlorotis 2-10km
  5. Porzana tabuensis 2-10km
  6. Callaeas wilsoni 2-10km
  7. Megalurus punctatus 2-10km
  8. Eudyptula minor 2-10km
  9. Ninox novaeseelandiae 2-10km
  10. Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae 2-10km

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