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Tiritiri Matangi Island

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Address: Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 093078005
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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk
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What an incredible treat visiting this paradise

We took our grandson and his friend and they absolutely loved it - searching for each of the birds illustrated on the handout they gave us on the ferry, finding the feeding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Hilary F
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took our grandson and his friend and they absolutely loved it - searching for each of the birds illustrated on the handout they gave us on the ferry, finding the feeding stations, looking out at the sea from numerous vantage points along the tracks, the wonderful shop and education centre, the lighthouse, and experiencing the friendly staff and volunteers.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tiritiri Matangi Island is an absolute jewel. I have visited many times, sometimes staying overnight in the DOC bunkhouse, sometimes just coming over for the day. Each time I experience something different, but the sheer volume of birds and the wealth of birdsong is always a delight. Bring your camera and a picnic lunch and prepare to have a great... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed on Tiri Tiri for several days, which was fabulous as we love bird watching. At night, we went out to find the kiwis that we could hear everywhere. Eventually saw one next to us on the path. So great to see one of these rare nocturnal birds in their natural habitat.

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Thank lucy2015577
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing story of community replanting native forest over years. Now it is really worth visiting for the vegetation, bird life, lighthouse, fabulous gulf views. Great day out.

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Thank SuzieWW
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sailed to Tiritiri, but there are also ferries available from Auckland and from Gulf Harbour. The island is in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf and is a protected wildlife sanctuary with most of the work done by volunteers. You get up close with many of NZs rarest bird species. Some of these birds were believed to be extinct until recently.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to go if you are visiting Auckland. Don't worry if the weather is overcast or a bit wet..in fact that is better as more of the bird life will be visible.

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Thank 00sunshine
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Tiritiri Matangi with my daughters class and so enjoyed it. Beautiful walk, lovely scenery and such great guides explaining the birdlife (and I don't even like birds very much). I think I enjoyed it more than the kids. A great day out.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can highly recommend a day visit to Tiritiri Matangi Island. The birdlife is interesting and the walking tracks are great, with some beautiful bush sections, and high points for views. This was my second visit to the island and we booked a guided walk, so learnt heaps. Loved the boat trip to/from the island too. I certainly will go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best time to see the birds at their craziest, and because Tiri is only accessible by a once-daily ferry or. Private boat, it's never crowded. Go for a day or stay overnight (need to book well in advance) for the dawn chorus. If you've never been, take a guided tour with a Tiri volunteer. You'll learn heaps, and all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from the guided tour seeing a number of interesting birds, there was the added attraction of seeing a lighthouse close up near the picnic spot where we had our lunch. For someone who is keen on visiting lighthouses, this was a bonus to an enjoyable day out on the boat trip and the bush walk and on an island... More 

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