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Muriwai Gannet Colony

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Muriwai Beach, New Zealand
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Muriwai Beach, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

An awesome spot on a nice day, the birds are amazing, beach a great place for a picnic or surfing and fishing. Both old ang young will enjoy it

Thank owen s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating and beautiful scenery -great cafe near the beach- good lant nursery AWA and they have fab prices and stock.

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

great surf but be ready and wear a wet suit. Really nice beach though was nice to walk around on. Cant wait to go back to the beach. You can rent a surf board there also

Thank Rad R
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The cliffs, beaches and surf are all worth seeing. The gannet colony was really quite amazing. So many birds all in one location. The area is well laid out for walking and viewing with good trails, steps where necessary and railings.

Thank David J
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Easier drive to the gannets from Auckland. A lot of walking trails, we where not able to do all of them. We loved the wonderful view of the birds while they where flying

Thank aussi33
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I love birds, but I believe anyone will love this place. The views are great. You can almost touch the birds. The signs are informative, and the steps are good exercise. The earlier or the later in the day the better. Midday seems to be...More

Thank birderPa
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Tremendous to see the Gannets - th colony is very close & the flights I found the birds a delight. Hugely recommended.

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We've been here at Muriwai beach about 2 years ago and then 1 year ago. All the time we've been on different tracks, paths, and even viewpoints! I like that I can see

Thank Linches1010
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Unbelievable that such a huge colony, so close to the walkway and just 45 Km out of Auckland, is not mentioned in most circuits in the North island

Thank homedelsac
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The gannet colony is just wonderful although extremely smelly! You can sit and watch them all day. There is easy access to a viewing platform where you are quite close to them. The sun sets right behind the colony so it makes for a stunning...More

Thank tash247
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Andrea M
Have any fee?
12 May 2017|
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Response from Jake H | Reviewed this property |
In case you missed the other 387 answers, nope, there is no fee :)
HI, is it possible to drive the car and park it near the hill top, because we have a disable.
15 November 2016|
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Response from Felix_the_parrot | Reviewed this property |
You have to walk about 150 meters from the car park but you can push a wheel chair there