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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” (256 reviews)
“native birds” (185 reviews)
“gulf harbour” (134 reviews)
Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

So glad we went to this little gem of an island. Great team of informative staff, great views, great walks, great opportunity to sea interesting birds and fauna. Lovely trip and would recommend to anybody who loves wildlife, tranquility and unspoilt areas in which to...More

Thank ceri_lewis5
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm constantly surprised by negative reviews for natural attractions that complain that the wildlife wasn't cooperative. Tiritiri is a sanctuary, not a petting zoo, and it takes patience sometime to see the animals. If you're a bird lover, there are few spots better. Yes, the...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled on the 360 ferry from gulf harbour to the island, quick 20 minute trip. Lots of free parking at the ferry terminal. Coffee, snacks and alcohol available on the modern spacious ferry. Pre booked our tickets and guided tour on line. Spent a lovely...More

Thank Stephenwwood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at pier 4 early to try and book onto this restricted tour. We managed to get the last two places. This is a full day tour with guide. It's a must to see the Island and learn about the history of its farming...More

Thank WadkinMBE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though you find very little information about this place, it's a true piece of paradise close to Auckland. Huge effort has been made to revive the formerly dead island into the lively island it is today. Besides its beautiful setting in the bay, the views...More

Thank 904agnesc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can the chance make an effort to visit this wonderful jewel if the Hauraki gulf. The bird life and views from the lighthouse are breathtaking

Thank kruuza
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fabulous guided walk up to visitors centre. So many spectacular bird sightings! After lunch we had a lovley swim at the beach. Would love to go again!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I had a wonderful time with Alison, who is very knowledgeable and passionate about her work. It is a precious experience and we hope to come back in a few years time to check on the rare birdies again!!

Thank Wong K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw almost all the bird species present on the island, including a couple of species that are no where else in NZ or the world. We took our friends from the UK for boxing day, for anyone visiting from out of town this is...More

1  Thank Zoe D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day trip for the whole family. Lot of tame birds. Great guided walk (thanks Pam!). Spectacular views

Thank Dejan N
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Todd S
14 December 2017|
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Response from MojoSuzo | Reviewed this property |
That's such a shame Todd, I understand Fullers ferries are running every day from 29 December until 14 January. The rest of the year they only run their service from Wednesday to Sunday. I hope you enjoy your stay in NZ.
4 December 2017|
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Response from janitaS | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a large carpark by the terminal but the day we went it was full so we had to go back and park on the road.
Mui Hui Y
26 November 2017|
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Response from noaniem | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mui Hui! Excuse me for my late reply; i‘ve been in the middle of nowhere without service or wifi. Yes, it‘s elderly friendly. I had a very old ranger who had to stop quite often to take a breath... so if you‘re older but... More