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Took a little detour to get to visit here on the way back to Auckland. It was gorgeous. And luckily there was a fantastic guide there who helped you use the telescopes to see the birds. Very worthwhile. The visitor's centre across the way has...More
Even if you’re not into seabirds or bird watching, this place has tons of information about what these birds get up to in their lifetime. It’s truly fascinating. There’s also a fabulous selection of gifts and souvenirs - handmade and locally made etc. You wouldn’t...More
The shore iis stoney and full of shells, but guess that's the reason why the sea birds breeding and loove this place. You can watch the birds there from special sites ans it's a really good walk around.
Miranda’s shorebird reputation is world renowned, at least for a birder like me. During November to February would be your best bet for numbers, because after that several species start heading north on their trek to breed in the Arctic. Despite this, I still had...More
Visited the Center in mid December. The visitor center is filled with many informative panels and mounted specimens to help with identification. Books and field guides and tee shirts for sale, as well. Nice restrooms, too. But the best part is walking to the 3...More
The centre provides so many information about migrating birds, local migrating birds from South Island, as well as thousands migrating birds from Alaska. These long distance coming birds need to fly more than 8 days non stop covering the distance of more than 11500 km...More
I'm a bird watcher, so this was fantastic! Lots of very good work is done here. Best viewing is high tide, so two hours either side is great. When we arrived there was a school group about to set off on foot from the main...More
...to the 55 year old warden/receptionist' at the Nature Reserves Centre desk. He's most unhelpful! He said to the couple in front of us at the reception it was over an hours return to the hide to see the birds. They explained they only had...More
We parked at the centre and walked to the hide where we were given a great talk on sea birds, there habitat, migration and New Zealand in general. The young woman was very interesting and knowledgable. DO not park at the hide car park as...More
It's a year since our last visit. For a gold coin donation you can make a cuppa or use the toilets. Some very interesting information panels explaining the migration of the birds and a small shop. Very informative people. Just 2km down the road you...More