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Tiritiri Matangi Island

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Address: Auckland, New Zealand
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Get Close up to a Great Range of Birds

This is a great day's outing, particularly when entertaining visitors or children. Make sure you walk some of the more distant tracks and look out for the takahe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great day's outing, particularly when entertaining visitors or children. Make sure you walk some of the more distant tracks and look out for the takahe.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to Tiri with my brother and his family when they visited Auckland and everyone had a fantastic day out. The boat trip, fantastic scenery, knowledgeable volunteer tour guides and of course the birds make this such a special day out. Next time we'll have to stay overnight.

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Auckland, New Zealand
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Tiritiri Matangi Island is a hidden gem. Beautiful scenery and well worth a visit. Saw loads of birds!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Such a beautiful spot! The ferry ride out is beautiful and when you arrive you can choose from a number of paths leading up into the bush. We spotted many native New Zealand birds that we've never seen before and enjoyed reading about the volunteers and how the island became such a fantastic sanctuary. The gift shop has some great... More 

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New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Tiri is nothing less than a treasure...a great success story of reinstating native forest and birds onto a beautiful island. The walks are gentle and stunning, the scenery sublime. Tiri offers great intimacy with some of New Zealand's rarest birds, and is a beautiful place to sit, observe and contemplate in natural beauty. Feeding and watering stations abound, and are... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent resource, Handy for locals. Great birdlife and knowledgable guides, definitely book one if you go. Great little giftshop, all money spent goes back into island.

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lived in Auckland 20 years and yet had never been here. As we were about to move out of the area, we decided we should visit Tiri. A straight forward ferry trip. Very strict on checking bags etc for rodents etc. and we know why. When we get there, wow! Plenty of great walks around and over the island. A... More 

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Ullapool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This island is a bird watchers delight. Because it is predator free the birds have proliferated. You can take a guided walk for a small charge and learn a lot about the birds and their songs. Fantastic day out.

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Some might think $75 NZ is pricey, but I thought this trip was well worth the money provided the weather is ameanable or you are dressed for the challenge. It was just after the solistice so the dead of NZ winter, but layers and a windproof jacket did the trick. Actually hiking through the forest, we shed some of our... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My family enjoyed our trip to this preserved island. It costs $70 to take the 360 Discovery Ferry. (You can find 10% off coupons in the Auckland tourism books found at the airport and iSite areas.) Be sure to pay the extra $5 to get a guided tour as provided by volunteers. We had a 3 hour private tour and... More 

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Address: Auckland, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland

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