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Tiritiri Matangi Island

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Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk
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“bird life” (225 reviews)
“native birds” (179 reviews)
“gulf harbour” (126 reviews)
Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Great experience. Interesting to learn about and see NZ bird life and saw some giant wetas which are rare!! We missed the takahe this time but maybe next time we visit.

Thank 1Jan2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a short ferry ride from Gulf Harbour (the ferry leaves auckland first, then picks up at gulf harbour), Carn gave us a wonderful ~2.5 hour tour of the island, pointing out beautiful, rare birds and helping us identify their calls.

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful nature you will ever see as you’re transported away from your everyday life and into an island paradise. You’ll see amazing trees that are hundreds of years old and both hear beautiful bird calls and see the prettiest birds imaginable....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a day on this lovely island. Didn’t use a guide as we like to wander on our own. Saw quite a few birds. Take a packed lunch and drink - we found a spot to eat with no one around except the birds. Book...More

1  Thank Tiara2
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic place. Even on an overcast day we had such a good time seeing birds we had never seen before and the Giant Weta! The guides are really helpful and take you on a lovely walk around. You can stay the night...More

1  Thank Russellbum
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent an enjoyable day walking this island. The guded tour was one of the highlights as our guide was so knowledgeable and informed us of the history and the abundant species of flora and fauna. The trip to and from the...More

Thank 1Maclaren
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the trip. The ferry ride to get there is a fabulous relaxed way to see Auckland and beyond. I took overseas guests. We all loved the experience. The Bird life is awesome. Would highly recommend this trip.

Thank TMRussel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an island in the Hauraki Gulf of Auckland It is a protected nature reserve and is wellworth a ferrytrip to explore all the flora and birdlife No shops

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your binoculars and be amazed. Saddle backs, kokako, takahe are easy to spot and up to a dozen tuis and bell birds feast in the water troughs. A bird watchers paradise! The various tracks wind through bush or along the pohutukawa fringed coast which...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this trip. We left on the ferry from Gulf Harbour. Perfect weather. Had 2 wonderful guides, Ian and Cameron, for just two adults and one small child. Learned heaps and bush walks gorgeous.Saw quite a few birds and a tuatara. The area around...More

Thank Elaine K
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Michelle Z
September 10, 2017|
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Response from Tiritir1 | Property representative |
Hi Michelle, there is a ferry to Tiritiri every Wednesday to Sunday leaving Downtown Auckland at 9am and Gulf Harbour at 9:50am. You can book with 360 Discovery. Tiritiri is a great place to explore on your own and there are... More
July 17, 2017|
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Response from mrcurlywhirly | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend the tour for anybody new to the Island. The fee is effectively a donation to the volunteers that run the island tour, from memory it was only 10 dollars (it used to be 5) last time I went across a few... More
May 14, 2017|
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Response from kateandkeith2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, yes unfortunately in winter the ferry to Tiritiri island only runs Wednesday to Sunday. The only other way there is by private boat. As an alternative, you may enjoy a day trip to Rangitoto Island, which is the... More