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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” (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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Reviewed yesterday

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 maxwell109
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

This scene is one of the best place to see in your life something now. I go there with friend and we enjoy lot and also go with family there and enjoy.. LLL

1  Thank Ghanshyam K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Tiritiri Matangi is an located in the Hauraki Gulf. Its not in the heart of Auckland and you can only get there by boat. The Island has a lighthouse and was once farmed but that stopped some number of years ago and volunteers and DOC...More

3  Thank Noel18289
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely island with informative guides. The tours take about 2 hrs each but it’s worth it because the groups are small and you learn a lot. I gained a greater appreciate for bird watching and the ecosystem of the island. The ferry ride across is...More

1  Thank Geraldine O
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hummernator
26 April 2018|
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Response from ExperiencedOz | Reviewed this property |
Kapiti is a long drive from Auckland - or even Wellington. Tiritiri is amazing. Just grab some sandwiches from a cafe on Queen St.
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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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