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Tiritiri Matangi Island

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“bird life”(258 reviews)
“gulf harbour”(144 reviews)
“native birds”(194 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I highly recommend taking a day trip to Tiritiri Matangi Island. You will get lost in nature and both see and hear birds everywhere. I’m an avid photographer and the landscapes/seascapes are breathtaking. You can easily traverse the whole island during the 4 hour stay....More

1  Thank Ucaimaman
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely walk around bottom of town and wharf - lovely snack of prawn and scollops at Neptunes restuarant

Thank Glennis40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our two grandchildren aged 5 and 3. They walked all the way to the lighthouse and back to the ferry! The walk is easy with a gentle climb to get to the top. We did not book a guided tour but would definitely...More

1  Thank nz0064
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to escape the city for a little bit and see a little bit of the local bird life. The guided tour was excellent, and all of the birds are unafraid of people, so it's very easier to see them.

Thank b_nittmo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place to go. Price is $75 from Auckland Wharf + $1 for the walk map (you will need the walking map so do buy it). You can also take the ferry from Gulf Harbour (price is lower $60). Avoid the guided walk in Tiriti...More

Thank akshays630
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful bird sanctuary; take the time to walk in the bush among the ferns and the cabbage-trees and sit on a bench... Some birds will come near you; don't make noise, just listen to them... This island is just amazing. And there's...More

1  Thank moss74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the ferry at Gulf Harbor. Make sure you leave plenty of time to find the pier and check in at the office. We had booked a wildlife tour of the island through Fullers but they had no record of it so we had...More

1  Thank Susan E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the best way to know about everything that you can see in nz, this is one of the things that you must to do

1  Thank Meu R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tiri Matangi is a special place, made so by the sustained vision of the scientific community to save this island and create a wildlife sanctuary, and the support and hard work of the volunteer Friends of Tiritiri Matangi. A 75 minute ferry journey from Auckland...More

1  Thank Dershapo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took the Ferry from Auckland CBD out to the Island. The ride is relaxing and beautiful with good comment from the friendly crew. The island is a magical step back in time. The birdsong once you arrive will take your breath away as will the...More

1  Thank Katsolo
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24 July 2018|
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Response from Tiritir | Property representative |
Yes, there are water taxis but they are expensive, around $400+. The ferry comes Wednesday to Sunday and every day for the 3 weeks over the Christmas period. Private boats can also come out to Tiritiri we just ask them to... More
17 July 2018|
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
Your back pack will be fine
26 April 2018|
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Response from 119rubys | Reviewed this property |
Make sure you take anti nausea pills at least half an hour before you get on the ferry as sometimes the journey is very rough.