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Onetangi Forest and Bird Reserve

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8 Jan 2018
“Great place for birding and hiking”
7 Jan 2018
“Some fresh in a summer hot day though few birds where visible”
A 125-acre wildlife reserve.
Auckland, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We walked across the bird reserve in the middle of a hot day and still managed to see 30 species including endangered NZ Dotterels (also called Red-breasted Dotterels). The hike itself was gorgeous and we saw almost no one all day.

Thank JJ H
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Close to Onetangi beach there is a very wild park where you can feel the typical New Zealand forest scenarios might be in the day hottest hours. Many entrances but a good one is from the right end corner of Onetangi beach (looking to the...More

Thank Claudio_Ivrea
Reviewed 14 April 2017

It was a bit of a climb out of Onetangi to the park but worth it. Beautiful woodland walks of different lengths. Heard plenty of birdsong but did not see many! Some very good views from the top ridge. Make sure you use insect repellent!!...More

Thank Gadabouts95
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This area is a hill covered with forest and a lot of streams. The forest is dense and humid and the trails get really muddy, so hiking boots are recommended. I spent a few hours on Saturday and met only one other person, so definitely...More

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Surely a cool adventure to do! Specially with friends is really amazing and a memorable trip in Wahiheke!

Thank Shobbyy
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Only one walking track, takes about 2 hours to complete, start and finish at same point.Some sections of the track are steep. Wear good comfortable footwear.

2  Thank jaimies625
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Did the Onetangi Beach to Whakanewha Beach hike. Walking through Onetangi Forest and Bird Reserve was a highlight of the hike. I saw Tuis, New Zealand Pigeons and Fantail Piwakawaka. The walk is well shaded with giant ferns and lush vegetation. Be sure to sanitize...More

3  Thank JohnRemmington
Reviewed 6 August 2013

With the abundance of birdlife and the beautiful quiet surroundings - great activity to do with friends or family.

2  Thank Tanya-Maree
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Onetangi Forest & Bird Reserve is an easy stroll on Waiheke Island, and it can be a day trip from Auckland taking the ferry and bus on the island if you have no car or a rental.

7  Thank Russell W
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Back to nature; beautiful, unpolluted. Eden-like. Waiheke is special because of its perfect natural scenery. This is a terrific place to escape from the rat race.

1  Thank JustInCase_10
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