Tiritiri Matangi is the home for some 70 species of birds and also features seascape opportunities and the Tiritiri Matangi lighthouse which is the oldest operating lighthouse in New Zealand.
The club is fortunate in having Jo McCarthy who is one of the elite group of photographers that know Tiritiri Matangi very well and as a volunteer offers guided photo walks of the island. This trip will be dedicated to your interests in accessing the best opportunities and you will be free to leave the tour if you would prefer to pursue something specific. Jo will be happy to give you advice on that.
The time line for the trip will be:
9.00 Ferry leaves downtown Ferry Terminal calling in at Gulf Harbour on the way (which is an option for those living on the Northshore).
10.15 Arrive at Tiritiri Matangi and hear the DOC Ranger’s briefing
10.20 APS group leave with Jo. You can leave the tour if you wish to but please let Jo know.
Lunch At the Visitors’ Centre (bring your own but drinks are available for purchase). Opportunity to check in with Jo if you left the tour. Then explore the island independently.
3.15 Back at the Wharf for the return journey. This is your responsibility!
What to Bring
There is no food available for purchase on the Island so you must bring your own supplies. You can purchase cold drinks from the shop on the Island and complimentary tea and coffee are supplied by the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi, Dilmah, Nestlé and Chelsea Sugar.
Bring suitable clothing for the weather conditions on the day, lots of water, sun-block and hat and rain jacket.
Please go to the registration page to book your place. Then pay the $10 tour fee to the club bank account as instructed there. (This fee goes to the Tiritiri Matangi Trust).
This does not include the cost of the Ferry so you will need to purchase a return ticket on the day. The cost of this is $78.
After booking your confirmatory email will include a contact number you can call if it looks like bad weather means the trip is in doubt. We will refund your tour fee or hold for a rescheduled date if this can be arranged.
Please register for this tour below and to secure your place make a payment of $10 to APS.
Account name: Auckland Photographic Society Inc
Account: 06 0257 0057088 00
Please enter your surname as the reference and “Tiri” as the code.
You can buy tickets for the ferry on the day if the ferry is not full so we recommend that you do this on-line in advance to be sure you have a place. Do not book the tour that is on offer from this site.
Event Starts Sunday 31st March 2019 9.00 am
Event Ends Sunday 31st March 3.15 pm
Location From the Fuller’s Ferry terminal
Register by Sunday 24th March
Book the ferry here
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