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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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“native birds” (179 reviews)
“bird life” (238 reviews)
“gulf harbour” (126 reviews)
Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

For those with special interest in birds this place is a must. The closest place to Auckland to see New Zealand's indigenous birds. We have stayed over for a night to see the Blue Penguins on their nests and to meet a kiwi in the...More

Thank AnikoKatona
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just went to Tiritiri Matangi again, but this time stayed overnight. Was really excellent to be able to walk the whole island more leisurely and the bird life was abundant. The morning chorus was well worth getting up for. Took plenty of photographs.

Thank Spencer T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an experience you shouldn't miss. An island close enough to visit but far enough to enjoy the serenity. Bring water and food, don't leave your rubbish. Great for watching birds.

Thank TheGreatBumble
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Black Sand is so like silk in your hand. Beyond the beaches you can discover more around every corner .

Thank toynehi99
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve read all the positive reviews and have been in doubt whether I should write this or not. But as to me; this is not really a must do. We had excellent weather so the view was breathtaking, but you will feel the same on...More

Thank noaniem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tiritiri Matangi island is a beautiful place that is abundant with bird life. Great place to go birding. At the light house there is free tea and coffee.

Thank SamuelCase
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little island just about an hour by the ferry from Auckland city is a paradise for bird lovers and bird photography. We opted for the guided walk and our guide, Marion was great. She knew where the birds would be, where their nests were...More

Thank khozism
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Tiritiri Matangi not long after landing in Auckland in November last year. We had a guided walk which was very informative and managed to see pretty much all the birds the island had to offer which was very lucky. We hears you...More

Thank Kirsty Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pickup at 09:00 from pier 4, the boat offers some snacks and drinks during the 75 min journey. You cannot take food not in a plastic container with you and there literally is no food or water to get on the island. The only think...More

Thank Casper P
Tiritir1, Manager at Tiritiri Matangi Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Casper, thank you for your review and we're very happy you enjoyed your day on the Island. We do have water and cold drinks for sale at the shop and the tap water available at the Visitor Centre is safe to drink and delicious!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the day the visit takes. Fantastisk guides working as voluntaries knows it all and makes the guides tour (NZ$ 10 extras) a necessary part ofta the visit.

Thank Louise V
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Michelle Z
11 September 2017|
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Response from Tiritir1 | Property representative |
Hi Michelle, there is a ferry to Tiritiri every Wednesday to Sunday leaving Downtown Auckland at 9am and Gulf Harbour at 9:50am. You can book with 360 Discovery. Tiritiri is a great place to explore on your own and there are... More
18 July 2017|
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Response from mrcurlywhirly | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend the tour for anybody new to the Island. The fee is effectively a donation to the volunteers that run the island tour, from memory it was only 10 dollars (it used to be 5) last time I went across a few... More
15 May 2017|
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Response from kateandkeith2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, yes unfortunately in winter the ferry to Tiritiri island only runs Wednesday to Sunday. The only other way there is by private boat. As an alternative, you may enjoy a day trip to Rangitoto Island, which is the... More