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Tiritiri Matangi Island

Auckland, New Zealand
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Type: Islands, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic little island in the gulf dedicated to a bird sanctuary. Take your picnic lunch, swimming togs, walking shoes and spend the entire day on the island. Truley a magical spot. There are heaps of birds to view along the bush walks.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We travelled to the island with overseas visitors and as usual the trip did not disappoint. My hubby and I last visited when our children were young, so there was heaps of tree growth and much more bird life to see. Found the guided walk very informative. The only down side for me, is that the walking tracks are not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This island is remarkable - it's been completely reclaimed with native birds and flora. Be sure to take a tour with a guide - they're all volunteers, and they'll keep your interest even if you're not a 'birder'. Be sure to do the walk on the 'other side' (East Coast Track, on the other side from the Ferry Dock). Start... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Visiting this Island is a magical experience The staff on the ferry were efficient and pleasant The tour guide gave us good information and was friendly and helpful The bird life a delight and the water clear and inviting for a quick refreshing dip. There is a good gift shop and a lovely picnic area where you can eat your... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Tiri (as called by the locals) is an Auckland treasure. Take a day trip & experience a wonderful Hauraki Gulf island, with gorgeous white sandy beaches, crystal clear water & a chance to get up & personal with some of NZs rarest birds. Don't tell too many people, it'll spoil it for those in the know !

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My Mom and I visited Tiritiri for a day. We had the most clear and beautiful weather! The boat ride back and forth was calm and comfortable. Other travelers were friendly and made great conversation with us. When we got to the island they grouped just my mom and I with our own guide. Kathryn talked and showed us so... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A great day out on a stunning Auckland day. The local bird life was beautiful and easy to get photos of.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If I had know the beauty of this island I would have been for a visit well before now. A magical place and 110% recommend. Peaceful, beautiful, fabulous walks and so natural. I saw birds that I are native to NZ and I have never seen before. Stunning place to visit. Pack a lunch, suitable shoes and say hello to... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A great day trip for the family. The guide was so knowledgable and we were able to see so much wildlife - can't recommend enough!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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