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Tiritiri Matangi Island

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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a ferry trip that only goes once a year at 5am to get there for the Dawn Chorus. It sells out quickly, so I made sure I booked months in advance, for my partner and I. We had to get up at 4am...More

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Tiritir, Manager at Tiritiri Matangi Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Shanna, I'm so sorry you missed the trip especially after all the effort that you went to to get here. I wish there was a way we could repeat it but because you have to be on the Island and seated in Wattle Valley...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a guide tour or you won't know where to look and what to look at. The guides are very knowledgeable. We went with our 11 year old daughter and were put in a group with other families with children. She is quiet and interested...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great day trip to tiritiei guided by Norma and Jucky. We have learned a lot about the variety of birds, history of Tiritiri island, plants and we even got chance to see penguins and eggs. The kids got enough exercise by climbing up and...More

Thank 829sienac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our six girls on the ferry over for a one day visit. Saw tons of fan tails, tui, rosella, and the beautiful takahe and the nesting little blue penguins (my favourite!). Saw many others I can’t remember the names of. . We are...More

Thank N M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Tiritiri Matangi for the first time and did one of the guided walks, we opted for the longer one and then did the short one in the afternoon. How the guided tour works, you are put into a small group with a volunteer...More

Thank EmmaBudgie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend taking a day trip to Tiritiri Matangi Island. You will get lost in nature and both see and hear birds everywhere. I’m an avid photographer and the landscapes/seascapes are breathtaking. You can easily traverse the whole island during the 4 hour stay....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely walk around bottom of town and wharf - lovely snack of prawn and scollops at Neptunes restuarant

Thank Glennis40
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We took our two grandchildren aged 5 and 3. They walked all the way to the lighthouse and back to the ferry! The walk is easy with a gentle climb to get to the top. We did not book a guided tour but would definitely...More

1  Thank nz0064
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We wanted to escape the city for a little bit and see a little bit of the local bird life. The guided tour was excellent, and all of the birds are unafraid of people, so it's very easier to see them.

Thank b_nittmo
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Amazing place to go. Price is $75 from Auckland Wharf + $1 for the walk map (you will need the walking map so do buy it). You can also take the ferry from Gulf Harbour (price is lower $60). Avoid the guided walk in Tiriti...More

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24 July 2018|
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Response from Tiritir | Property representative |
Yes, there are water taxis but they are expensive, around $400+. The ferry comes Wednesday to Sunday and every day for the 3 weeks over the Christmas period. Private boats can also come out to Tiritiri we just ask them to... More
17 July 2018|
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
Your back pack will be fine
26 April 2018|
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Response from 119rubys | Reviewed this property |
Make sure you take anti nausea pills at least half an hour before you get on the ferry as sometimes the journey is very rough.