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Tiritiri Matangi Island

Auckland, New Zealand
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Type: Islands, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Takapuna, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This isn't really up my ally, but it did make me feel like being a bird watcher. Although I reverted back to my non-bird watching self once I retreated form the island, it was a fun role to play for a day.

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Kunming, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

All New Zealanders (especially Aucklanders) should take time away from city life to visit this magical island. I could not believe my eyes, and wish I had a better camera. Never saw the kokako, but many others did. Will go again whenever I get the chance!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent day out, great place to walk and to relax and to see wildlife in action. Visited October 2014.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Love the ferry ride to the island,the guided walk is a must.A beautiful island with great walks.You need to take your own food as there is none on island,free tea and coffee a great selection of tea

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Auckland, New Zealand
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135 reviews 135 reviews
74 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Not to be missed if you love birdlife as this is a bird reserve, You take the relaxing ferry ride to this bird paradise. Be greeted by the incredible takahe's. See native penguins in their nests, recovering native species abound. Make sure you do not bring pests with you (mice/ rats with your luggage as it will destroy the island!).

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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

lovely place to visit. wonderful nature \\the trip over is worth it. nice to be on the water and on an island

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The ferry leaves Gulf Harbour at 9.50 and leaves the island at 3.30 pm. It's a whole day activity. We did the coastal walk, had lunch at the light house area at 2 pm and walked back to the wharf along Wattle Track. The island is an open sanctuary for many endemic native birds, Tekahe, bell bird, north island robin,... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A magic day on a magic island...birthday treat mine... however joined by 10 friends who could ask for more....scenic trip over...amazing guide PENE... volunteer a gift to the island ....Birds where plentiful , walk through the flora was again magic. as was the picnic lunch WE took. This is a trip that will last a long time in ones memory... More

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Hobart, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A 75 minute ferry trip from pier 4 at Auckland Harbour. Leaving Auckland at 9 am and returning at 4.45 pm. Must do the guided tour with the volunteer as it highlights the bird and plant life of the Island. A slow meander up to the lighthouse with your guide and we saw many birds that we had never seen.... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I was delighted with my trip to Tiritiri Matangi. I saw birds I have never seen before. We walked around the island but made the mistake of carrying very little water, expecting that we would have to opportunity to get water along the way. It was a hot day and I would recommend anyone going there to carry a water... More

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