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Tiritiri Matangi Island

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Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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“bird life” (266 reviews)
“gulf harbour” (147 reviews)
“native birds” (196 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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"bird life"
in 266 reviews
"gulf harbour"
in 147 reviews
"native birds"
in 196 reviews
"guided walk"
in 133 reviews
"rare birds"
in 62 reviews
"volunteer guides"
in 60 reviews
"day trip"
in 203 reviews
"bird song"
in 48 reviews
"stay overnight"
in 57 reviews
"dawn chorus"
in 32 reviews
"bird watchers"
in 25 reviews
"wildlife sanctuary"
in 18 reviews
"new zealand"
in 193 reviews
"bird calls"
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"beautiful birds"
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"blue penguins"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely day out with my brother and his 2 children. Short ferry trip and had an over 2 hour guided walk. The tour guides were very informative and we saw lots of birds and even a penguin. Great day out.There was complementary tea and coffee...More

Thank Gillian E
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had the pleasure of visiting the amazing island of Tiritiri. The gorgeous trees and plants are inhabited by a large variety of birds and moths. No matter what time of the year you visit, the island will never disappoint. This island is looked after...More

Thank LaDyBz
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This island is gorgeous and pristine. I booked the ferry and guided tour in advance through 360discovery. I forgot my lunch but they had delicious sandwiches for sale on the ferry for only $7. The tour was very insightful. I opted for the longer tour...More

Thank Traveller879
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tiritiri Matangi (meaning “a place tossed by the wind”), one of the more than 50 islands in the Hauraki Gulf, is a wildlife sanctuary you can visit Wednesday - Sunday and holidays most of the year and daily from December 26 - mid-January. Tiritiri Matangi...More

Thank Jim F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Auckland is a great city for vacationers. My wife and I had a home on Waiheke Island for many years and still visit New Zealand regularly. Cruise line crowds have discovered the fabulous wineries and beaches of Waiheke so, if you are on a short...More

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the tour and learned a lot about the indigenous birds of New Zealand. Be careful to pack your lunch so that you don't leave or bring any insects, seeds or any critters with you to this well maintained bird sanctuary. Also, make sure...More

1  Thank L G
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

If you want to experience a quite day in birdsong and see and hear NZ native birdlife, this is for you. A short ferry trip (45min) from downtown Auckland. Ferries leave in the morning and return in the afternoon. A small island with walk ways...More

2  Thank elsid1
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Took the jetski across to Tiri from Gulf harbour. Beached on the wonderful beach you see in the picture and then took a stroll through the bush to the lighthouse and back by a different route. takes you back to what NZ must have been...More

1  Thank Darfi
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Our trip was very interesting. I was disppointed as our guide spent most of the time telling us about the history and the flora. My mistake was thinking of it as a bird island, thought we would see and learn about the birds. A great...More

1  Thank Ann M
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband ferried over from Auckland britomart, the weather meant the ferry was a little rough but absolutely fine. Food and drink available on the boat but limited selection. We had not looked into the trip enough and hadn’t realised that the island...More

4  Thank ZCashin2014
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hummernator
16 July 2018|
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
Your back pack will be fine
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hummernator
25 April 2018|
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Response from Shirley T | Reviewed this property |
There plenty of cafes suitable to buy food close to where you will catch the ferry to Tiritiri
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52gerhard
18 April 2018|
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Response from Tiritir | Property representative |
Yes, you most certainly can stay overnight. There is a bunkhouse that accommodates 15 people (and 5 researchers) and you can book it through the Department of Conservation - just go to their website and search for Tiritiri... More
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