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Tiritiri Matangi Island

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Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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US$ 55.88*
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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk
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“gulf harbour” (125 reviews)
“bird life” (234 reviews)
“native birds” (174 reviews)
Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my birthday gift to myself, while my husband spent his day in meetings. The ferry ride is 75 minutes each way. Leave at (promptly! No waiting for latecomers) 9:00 return at 4:45ish. Guides are very knowledgeable. Saw nearly all the birds "on offer."...More

Thank DebWB
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The volunteers do a fantastic job of initiating you into the mysteries of New Zealand plants & birds. Beautiful forest that they have laboured to replant over the last 30 or so years. A trip to another world! Only regret is not enough time to...More

1  Thank jools7w
Reviewed 6 days ago

Take the time to enjoy the best of human interaction with nature. The respect and love shown by the rangers and volunteers to the founa and flora which they help nurture is inspiring. Listening to the intimate knowlege the guides have of individual birds, trees...More

Thank weinroth
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you enjoy birds and beautiful scenery this is the place to go. What a great day!. This is a scheduled trip that takes passengers by ferry to the island drops you off and then collects you later in the afternoon. There is a guided...More

Thank onthemovemom
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a nature lover, you are going to enjoy your day there. It's a beautiful place, where you can see many bird species and enjoy their songs. It was an amazing experience.

1  Thank Siem4
Reviewed 1 week ago

The DOC rangers and the volunteers do an amazing job here. I took a day trip with a guided walk. We were divided into small groups for the guided walk, led by a volunteer who gave a lots of information about the island and the...More

Thank RMX17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The predator - free island of Tirititi Matanga is a treat just a 75min boat ride from Auckland harbor. A fun way to spend a morning, or a full day - hiking, learning, be'ing.

Thank Geci K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, mostly gentle walks in wild forest with the chance to see some very rare wildlife! I saw a kokako and a tuatara, among many others. The gift shop has some unique things too that I haven't seen elsewhere. Bring sturdy shoes and rain gear...More

1  Thank Grace B
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful places to go for the day to see and hear the birds singing and close up experiences with our native birds / native bush. A great day trip out very rewarding day. Experienced volunteers happy to take you around and...More

Thank tindalls
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most amazing island to visit. Pristine water to swim in while looking at Auckland city in the background. Awesome hike to the top to the lighthouse with loads of birds. And the amazing Takahe birds, who are very tame and incredible to see. A...More

Thank lindahU1351UY
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Michelle Z
10 September 2017|
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Response from Beagle0600 | Reviewed this property |
There is a ferry that leaves from the downtown ferry terminal. Alternatively you can travel to Westpark Marina and catch the ferry from there. Which ever way you go, make sure your camera is loaded and ready.
17 July 2017|
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Response from mrcurlywhirly | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend the tour for anybody new to the Island. The fee is effectively a donation to the volunteers that run the island tour, from memory it was only 10 dollars (it used to be 5) last time I went across a few... More
15 May 2017|
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Response from kateandkeith2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, yes unfortunately in winter the ferry to Tiritiri island only runs Wednesday to Sunday. The only other way there is by private boat. As an alternative, you may enjoy a day trip to Rangitoto Island, which is the... More

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