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Tiritiri Matangi Island

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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk
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Incredible peaceful visit, with no crowds

The number of visitors is limited to this wonderful island. It is definitely worthwhile, even if you aren't a bird fanatic.

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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The number of visitors is limited to this wonderful island. It is definitely worthwhile, even if you aren't a bird fanatic.

Thank Ashland_Local43
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My mission was to see the birds and I did! This Island is a a wonderful example of regeneration and conservation. It was wonderful to see all these rare birds being brought back from the brink of extinction. The conservationists are doing a wonderful job. Booking the ferry through the web site was a bit of a nightmare. I suggest... More 

Thank marielister
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9 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Here for the first time after years living in Auckland. Brilliant. Such a great day out. Highly recommend the guided tour - the long Kawerau track is easily suitable for kids - just take snacks because it's about 2.5 hours. Amazing birdlife and great guides. Take an esky or chilli bin as you can pop it on a trailer at... More 

Thank Julie B
Torbay, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just a hop, skip and a jump from Auckland, via ferry. Lovely walks, beautiful views, lovely beaches, and really good educational centre.

Thank 253spike
Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to the Island and had a great time with our kids. We saw lots of bird and a couple of Weta's. The kids loved seeing a Takahe.

Thank MrsKellB
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just over an hour from Auckland on the ferry which adds to the enjoyment. Amazing boarded walks and trails with volunteers smiling while they worked. Spotted a giant weta and so many birds with the feeders allowing close ups.

Thank HideawayNemo
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting the development and story of this island. Take the walking tour by all means...its free, no extra charge. Fascinating birds not seen in the USA, nice ferry ride to island. Bring food along and drinks for sure.

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Tiritir1, Manager at Tiritiri Matangi Island, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor and we are happy that you enjoyed your day. Please note that the guided tours are $10 per adult and $2.50 per child. It would be great if we could offer them free of charge but this is one of the few ways that the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi are able... More 

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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I volunteer in several conservation projects in the state of Hawaii, so visiting this island was a highlight of my trip. It was amazing to see a place that had been reforested with native plants and birds so successfully and so thoroughly! The landscape is fairly mature for a place that had been clearcut for pastureland in the past, and... More 

Thank Rhian C
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit , nice settings against a ocean backdrop. Well worth the trip.. a great Auckland adventure

Thank Nick B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good pleasant ferry ride most enjoyable nature walk with beautiful sea views from the highest point of the island. A number of different bird species encounted during the walk. Birds are quite close at times. Most enjoyable will do again. You can spend overnight in cabin/bunkhouse if booked, will have to bring all food etc with you.

Thank Alison E

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