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Tiritiri Matangi Island

Address: Auckland, New Zealand
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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland...
98%
Ranked #1 of 99 Attractions in Auckland
Type: Islands, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Islands, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great ferry trip over to the Island. Good talk by the DOC Staff before setting off. Fantastic to see birds you don't see on the mainland like Saddlebacks & Stitchbirds. Some of the walking uphill is a bit strenuous so pick your walks according to the good map you can buy for $1. Wish we could have gone inside the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Tiri was one of the first bird sanctuaries in this area. Established by a hardy group of enthusiasts it's strength is the way that they continue to support the island and it's visitors with informative guided tours in small groups. It's only a short ferry ride from downtown Auckland, even shorter from Gulf Harbour and very picturesque. Take a picnic... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Fantastic! Gorgeous ferry ride, the guided tour is a must, so informative. Great to see so many native birds in such a pristine environment.

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newcastle
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We drove from Auckland to Gulf Harbour to catch the ferry due to leave at 9.50. Unfortunately there was some problem with the Auckland ferry so it was closer to 11when we left & when we got to the island we were informed that we needed to leave early (3.15). There was a lack of information about the reason for... More 

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AUCKLAND
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59 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

I am a Forest and Bird member and a lover of endemic birds. I was in 7th heaven on Tiritiri island. I saw kokako drinking within arms length of me, takahe including a baby, saddlebacks and tui galore, robin scavenging at my feet, kakariki, fantail, grey warbler, bellbird, whitehead, kereru and little penguins. Over the last 30 years the volunteer... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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81 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The conservation achievements are a very clear up-side. The island has benefited from a great deal of voluntary support over the last three decades and it is good that the government is playing its part too. Now, in addition to the natural flora and fauna that has been restored, and the dramatic return of so many species of bird life... More 

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Auckland
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is one of the first places I visited in New Zealand (I live in Auckland now) and it's still one of my favourites. It's gorgeous in an awe-inspiring way, and has some amazing, beautiful birds. It almost felt like stepping into Jurassic Park, without the theme park aspect. Yes, the ferry ride is a bit expensive, but it's for... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

it is the place to see if youre a nature and quiet lover. beautiful place , and if you're in Auckland it;s definitely a must see place. Pitty ferries dont leave a bit later from the island

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Not easy to get too, we took a private boat ride. You want a day with good weather (sun, no wind) but if you get it the scenery and bird life will amaze!

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

loved all the "happy" birds and seeing loads of species you don't otherwise see. Worth the ferry trip - even though it seems a bit pricey it is worth it.

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