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Onetangi Forest and Bird Reserve

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Address: Waiheke Island, New Zealand

A 125-acre wildlife reserve.

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Half-Day Bush and Beach Walk on Waiheke Island
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Nice bushwalk

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... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Grantham, United Kingdom
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
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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!! You can always reward yourself with a drink from one of the lovely cafes on... More 

Thank Gadabouts95
Pleasanton, California
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813 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 702 helpful votes
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 not crowded. There are a few benches here and there if you want to relax.... More 

Thank heckfy
Auckland, New Zealand
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

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

Thank Shobbyy
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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
Pacific Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 your shoes at the entry points to avoid transmitting disease to the Kauri Trees.

3 Thank JohnRemmington
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
Johannesburg, South Africa
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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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116 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2011

It's just a walk through a forest, not more and not less. The forest is nice enough, but the paths are muddy, and while you hear the birds, you don't see them.

1 Thank jo-dr

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