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Fantastic example of Eco-restoration

Motuihe Island has been undergoing massive transformation over th past decade. After a massive pest eradication effort, native plants and birds have been reintroduced. It is a... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2016
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Dallas, Texas

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Been here a few times previously, but time is only making this better each visit! 11 of us from work along with a few other groups took the slow ferry for a day of planting and some of us also got stuck in to removing 'weeds' (including a few weeds that were trees!) As a recreation reserve run by the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Motuihe Island has been undergoing massive transformation over th past decade. After a massive pest eradication effort, native plants and birds have been reintroduced. It is a beautiful island and there are great nature walks. Kiwi, tui and tuatara are present on the island. Getting there is challenging - the ferry is infrequent, although private boats and charters do go... More 

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Thank Jennifer Gibert M
Auckland
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Visited by boat for a couple of nights camping. It is a great island with excellent beaches that offer really safe swimming. There are some great walks and the opportunity to see kiwi and tuatara at night. Facilities are good for camping and plenty of seafood on your doorstep

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Thank AndySAuckland
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Great place for a short stop off especially if you have a boat. Not sure about amenities as we were on our friends launch

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Thank Terri C
new zealand
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 May 2013

A lovely place to spend a camping holiday with family, sit back and enjoy the view, seafood and nature.

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Thank mitzya7
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2012

The beach was swarming in sea lice so couldnt really relax and enjoy ourselves. the island is beautifully kept however

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Thank Scott P
auckland
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2012

easy to get to and quiet and relatively remote.A good ferry service is available from Auckland city.

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Thank oldtarts
Auckland, New Zealand
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Haven't been there for a while, but I have fond memories of great days spent on the beaches there. Good safe beaches.

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Thank Lengra46
Auckland, New Zealand
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56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

Beautiful island. The walking tracks were a bit disappointing. They are almost impossible to follow from maps as there are so many tracks going in all directions and not many signs. The forest cover is low so you cant really get lost however. You have to kind of guess which way to go. The best part was seeing the saddlebacks... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2012

Just an island in the beautiful Waitemata Harbour. Swim, play, picnic and relax in the peace and quiet away from the city - what more could you want

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