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Tiritiri Matangi Island

Auckland, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 106 attractions in Auckland
Type: Islands, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A short ferry ride across the Auckland harbour will bring you to this predator free bird sanctuary. Helpful guides, informative commentary. Bring a picnic lunch to have on the island, but take all rubbish off the island with you, there are no bins. The reforestation has resulted in some great walks , some more challenging than others, but there are... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a place for the birds, and were are the visitors. The moment the ferry stops at the landing there you are engulfed by birdsong. We have spent the day there 3 or 4 times and it's delightful. The tip for seeing more birds is to stray from the others in your group and sit awhile beside a watering... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Everything about the trip is marvellous - a must do in Auckland. Do the walk - go clockwise and end at the lighthouse.

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Manapouri, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you want a glimpse of what New Zealand bird life SHOULD be like, this is the place to go. If you want to be inspired by walking in a forest that was planted by volunteers, this is the place to go. There's also a really nice gift shop! I have never seen so many free-flying native birds in one... More

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Auckland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Visited the island when it first opened its doors to the public, Lived the complete touch with nature, saddle back birds and other wildlife. Definitely on our list to return

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Hahei, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Tiritiri Matangi is a wonderful place to visit. It is easy to walk around and most people would manage it. It is lovely to sit and watch the birds at the feeding stations and look at the view from the lighthouse.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Just 15 minutes by ferry boat from Gulf Harbour is Tiritiri Matangi. We travelled there as a group of 20 to celebrate a friend's birthday. What a treat. The boat trip, the island, birdlife, and the comp[any of wonderful friends. We shared a picnic lunch, watched the ocean, listened to the bird song, and explored the coastline. Quite magical and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Loved the boat ride and loved the walk around the island. Very peaceful. Saw lots of birds and the guides were great with a fountain of information.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A wonderful visit - beautiful bush, and views on different tracks . The highlight was the birdlife - fantastic !

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Takehe were fantastic-like Pukekoes on steroids. The ladies in the gift shop were lovely. Really felt like giving more to the charity. Cant remember if there was any food available, -check with the ferry company + if necessary take a picnic. Great Day, wanting to go back again.

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