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Tiritiri Matangi Island

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One of the "noisiest" island visits you'll ever make!

8 o'clock ferry from downtown Auckland takes you to this amazing bird sanctuary. The native birds are encouraged to sample sweet drinks near to bush walks; and the cacophony of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Keith A
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Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

8 o'clock ferry from downtown Auckland takes you to this amazing bird sanctuary. The native birds are encouraged to sample sweet drinks near to bush walks; and the cacophony of birdsong requires ear defenders; seriously!

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Thank Keith A
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a real thrill. We went with my family and my sister, a keen ornithologist, on my birthday. It is a day I will never forget. If you love NZ birdlife and want an up close encounter with some of our most special birds then this is the trip for you!!

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Thank Gilly V
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an awesome time on our day trip to Tiritiri Matangi Island. We had a walk around the island and saw so many different types of birds. The kids were most excited when they spotted the birds. We then walked to the beach and had a relaxing time there. Must take a mat and beach towel and of course... More 

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Thank spid3rs
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our trip to Tiritiri Matangi Island today. We had a guided tour with Roy, one of the volunteers, which we would absolutely recommend. Roy was very knowledgeable, he provided us with guides to the birds that could be seen on the island to accompany his narrative. An excellent day out, thanks Roy!

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Thank mlharrison1201
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While this is not really my thing, I was talked into going by a friend. I loved every minute of it and will no doubt visit again. Lovely walks and getting close to lots of unusual birds was a highlight.

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West Melbourne, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked the guided tour as a last minute thing to do while my husband and I were on our honeymoon, on our last day in Auckland. I was a little wary at first since the weather was pretty bad (lots of rain), and since I was a little confused about how to get to the ferry. It's not super... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Knowledgeable guides (ours called Vic) with whom we walked in We really appreciated the small groups (about half a dozen) and the knowledge of our guide, Vic, who gave lots of detail. Our walk took over 2 hours. We saw Hihi, Morepork, Saddlebacks, Dotterell (inc. island's single chick) and a Little Blue Penguin. A fantastic experience.

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Thank DMIM
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great walk surrounded by a huge variety of New Zealand flora and fauna. We just went self-guided and had no problem navigating the island or spotting the birds. Plenty of spots to sit and relax and enjoy the scenery.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I only went because my Mum liked birds but ended up having such a lovely day, so beautiful and relaxing.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Caught the ferry from Gulf Harbour as we were staying north of Auckland and thus saved on the fare and parking hastle. Tickets can be purchased on the day from the Gulf Harbour ticket office (on the marina) whereas the Fullers site implied that advanced purchase was essential and gave no local ticketing detail. The Island is magical. Don't forget... More 

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