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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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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“bird life” (261 reviews)
“gulf harbour” (143 reviews)
“native birds” (195 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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"bird life"
in 261 reviews
"gulf harbour"
in 143 reviews
"native birds"
in 195 reviews
"guided walk"
in 128 reviews
"rare birds"
in 62 reviews
"volunteer guides"
in 60 reviews
"day trip"
in 201 reviews
"bird song"
in 48 reviews
"stay overnight"
in 57 reviews
"dawn chorus"
in 32 reviews
"bird watchers"
in 25 reviews
"new zealand"
in 189 reviews
"bird calls"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful birds"
in 20 reviews
"blue penguins"
in 25 reviews
"nature lovers"
in 34 reviews
"light house"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a very nice visit to the island. We were specifically interested in seeing some of New Zealand's unique bird species and it did not disappoint. The island has some very nice trails, a visitor center and a lighthouse.

Thank John N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go if you can, and even if you can't. This is where the birdlife is..and the daily tours are run by volunteers who care passionately about conserving what they can. You'll hear the story of the rat that made it onto the island, and how...More

Thank leone t
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely day away from the busy city. We paid the additional $10ish for a guided walk as it was our first time visiting the island and it really was worth it. The DOC volunteers are so welcoming and full of knowledge about the island...More

Thank VHill87
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic for the whole purpose - to increase native bird numbers, and fantastic as it is a stunning island to visit. We had perfect weather which helped, but also had the opportunity to see many native birds - whiteheads, saddle backs, tui’s and fantails. The...More

Thank 747travelfan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Fullers ferry from Gulf Harbour to Tiritiri Matangi Island. It was a lovely day with only sea breezes and a mix of cloud and sun which meant we didn't get too hot. We chose to make our own way around rather than...More

Thank sueabc1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Tiritiri last week crossing across from downtown Auckland by ferry. We absolutely loved this island and believe that every New Zealander and overseas tourist should ensure that they make the time to go. We saw so many native birds and...More

1  Thank libsgame
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This past Saturday my husband and I organised a trip for our family from UK and family from Mt Eden in Auckland to visit Tiritiri Matangi. We have been previously and really enjoyed it and so thought our family would enjoy it also. The children...More

Thank shirleyt484
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our own way there from Manly beach via our own boat. Anchored at the Main Beach, waded into Shore and off we went on our walk. You will need to take your own Food and Water. There's Tea and coffee for free at...More

1  Thank Debbie V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Book ahead for this one, bring food follow the instructions on containers and cleaning shoes, this place is special! We took the guided walk, you don't have to but if you are new to NZ birdlife it will help. You will see some rare birds,...More

Thank greysurf
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful boat road from island. Good advice from the guides. We walked around the island in a day and the views were beautiful. Highly recommend for a day trip even if your aren’t a bird watcher. Book tickets in advance though!

Thank Elliot W
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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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DerksFred
26 March 2018|
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Response from Tiritir | Property representative |
Hi Fred, To get a ferry ticket when you are staying overnight it is best to contact the ferry company - 360 Discovery - directly by phoning +64 09 307 8005. Remember there is no ferry on a Monday or Tuesday so if you come on... More
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Charlotte J
28 January 2018|
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Response from 52gerhard | Reviewed this property |
Will be good on any nice day.
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