Tiri is administered by the Department of Conservation as a scientific reserve, protecting the island for its wildlife, conservation, scientific, recreational and historical values. It is reverting to its original forest with an extensive planting programme. There are several walking tracks on the island, and the birdlife is stunning... tame Tuis, Saddlebacks, Wood Pigeons, and the previously extinct Takahe are a real thrill!
The lighthouse built in 1864 is one of the oldest in New Zealand and the only one easily accessible to the public.
Daytime anchorage can be found north of the wharf and behind the reef.