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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
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Youll need a little boat and a good picnic to enjoy a thoroughly lovely private day trip here,sandy beach and clear water,so good to get away from the usual crowd in the summer

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Excellent guides all volunteers, thanks so much, was able to spot every bird on the island minus the kiwi of course, great day thanks!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I must admit that I love Tiritiri. I have been here many times since I first came to Auckland in 1997. I still consider it the best day visit to see wild life and nature as it should be seen. The island has a working lighthouse and all predictors (animals and plants) etc were cleared off the island so that... More

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Colomiers, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I had a great day at Tiri. Got to see many beautiful birds, and learn about them as well as the bush. The volunteers working there are very passionate and helpful. Take a camera with you, and capture amazing creatures!

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Coopers Beach, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Only one boat trip a day from Auckland and numbers on the islands are limited. You will have about five hours to explore the island and the birdlife is amazing so a camera is a must. The tracks are well groomed and marked and you can make your own way around the island or go with one of the guides.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A good day out if you enjoy the open spaces and enjoy watching native birds. The tracks through the bush are easy going although there is naturally some hilly parts. Many species of New Zealand birds may be seen here so if you like Birds be sure to take your camera.

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