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Tiritiri Matangi Island

Address: Auckland, New Zealand
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$57*
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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland...
98%
Ranked #1 of 88 Attractions in Auckland
Type: Islands, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Islands, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It is a gem in the many islands of the Hauraki Gulf. It is so easy to get there and a little bit of an adventure. An awesome day out. The sound of the birds is amazing. Easy to walk bush paths and very well maintained.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Tiri is great but it also has a long way to go. Realistically, I would like to see it in another ten years time; it will be so much better when there is more vegetation cover on the island and the birdlife/bird count is higher. Then, it might start to rival Kapiti or other more "mature" sanctuaries. So, why go... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

its a good day trip out from the bottom of Auckland ferry terminal.at the island can take the tour or go by your self

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful bird life and very educational. Great place to take children. It is a day trip so take a picnic and good walking shoes. The walk is comfortable and really interesting. Make sure you take a camera

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

what a lovely way to spend a spring day, great trip over by Ferry then I took the long walk with the Guide,(who are all volunteers) Norma, great lady, so knowledgeable and interesting, scenery is spectacular. Sat on the beach to have lunch, then a trip back. magically

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

A day trip to Tiritiri Matangi Island is a must when in Auckland. So easy to catch a ferry at Downtown Auckland or Gulf Harbor, that will take you away to paradise. You can even stay overnight and go Kiwi and Tuatara hunting while the eerie beam from the lighthouse whirls over the island. Outstanding! Tiri is a tiny slice... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I thoroughly recommend every one goes to Tiritiri. Please go on the escorted walk with the volunteers, it is so worth it. They have so much knowledge and can hear/spot the beautiful birds and then teach you about them. Tiritiri is a pest free island so the birds thrive. You can get the ferry from Auckland City.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This trip would have to be a must do if in NZ. It is a special place where the amount of birds you can see is amazing. We had a fantastic guide Donald who was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the island. Everytime he mentioned a particular bird we seemed to spot it the next minute! Felt lucky to see the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

you can see the same landscape also around Auckland or just go to Waeheke island. You have the same scenery for a lower price including shops restaurants and more freedom of walking tracks.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I loved this place would love to take the kids again we had a beautiful ferry trip over and an amazing day on the island. Checking out the beautiful bird life then we enjoyed a lovely packed lunch up at the light house before walking down the beach for a swim then catch the ferry back to Auckland. Next time... More 

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