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Tiritiri Matangi Island

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Address: Auckland, New Zealand
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So many birds singing.

You should be with a guide. Our guide explained about birds, insects and plants. If weather is beautiful, you will have a wonderful day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Chiba, Japan
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Chiba, Japan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

You should be with a guide. Our guide explained about birds, insects and plants. If weather is beautiful, you will have a wonderful day.

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

Very peaceful trip, as soon as you get off the boat and are "set loose" to wander at your own pace. You can explore as much or as little as you want. Make sure to take a packed lunch, sea-sick tablets if you aren't a friend of big waves!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Tiritiri is a short boat ride from Auckland but you need to book tickets before going. It is a lovely place with great walks and is an ideal place for bird and nature lovers. You will be greated off the boat and put into a walking group depending on your abilities and what you want to see that day. They... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Beautiful island, bird lovers' paradise. Walking tracks have amazing views of the ocean,distant islands. Guided walk a must, very affordable cost and highly informative. If you are in Auckland, and you are nature lover/birds admirer/like to walk(walking tracks are easy), then this island is the must in your list. If not, you are missing big!!

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I went to the island for a day trip. It was impressive from the way the rangers explained about the efforts of preservation, to the way there were enough guides provided to allow for small groups. Our guide Carn knew tons of little anecdotes about wildlife and vegetation. Also there was a lovely visitors centre at the end of the... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Tiri is a beautiful island and while the ferry prices might put you off it is so well worth it. Guided tours run by volunteers are extremely informative and the copious walks on the island are all lovely with varying degrees of accessibility between them. In my experience, the best way to enjoy what Tiri has to offer is to... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Awesome place to visit. Such great access to native birds! A more pork hangs out where the Nikau palms are, so good to hang around there for a bit if you've never seen one before. I alway spend my money on bird related jewelry in the gift shop which is always lovely. There's no food to purchase while on the... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Of all the things I did while I was visiting Auckland, this had to be my favorite by far. I loved the volunteer-led tour, it showed how passionate the people working towards conservation on the island truly are. I wrote a full review on my blog for those interested in learning more about what to expect: http://bit.ly/1c8qGZi

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A great place to visit, after sailing past for many years we finally stopped and rowed ashore for a look , its a credit to all involved the replanting and native species that are there for all to see.

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Blackburn, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Chose to go with a walking tour which was very informative from one of the volunteers, and it was just a very nice place to explore for the day. I wish I had elected to camp for the night!

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

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