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Onetangi Forest and Bird Reserve

Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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Description: A 125-acre wildlife reserve.
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English first
Pacific Grove, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Did the Onetangi Beach to Whakanewha Beach hike. Walking through Onetangi Forest and Bird Reserve was a highlight of the hike. I saw Tuis, New Zealand Pigeons and Fantail Piwakawaka. The walk is well shaded with giant ferns and lush vegetation. Be sure to sanitize your shoes at the entry points to avoid transmitting disease to the Kauri Trees.

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

With the abundance of birdlife and the beautiful quiet surroundings - great activity to do with friends or family.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Onetangi Forest & Bird Reserve is an easy stroll on Waiheke Island, and it can be a day trip from Auckland taking the ferry and bus on the island if you have no car or a rental.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Back to nature; beautiful, unpolluted. Eden-like. Waiheke is special because of its perfect natural scenery. This is a terrific place to escape from the rat race.

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Oslo
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118 reviews 118 reviews
13 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

It's just a walk through a forest, not more and not less. The forest is nice enough, but the paths are muddy, and while you hear the birds, you don't see them.

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