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Tiritiri Matangi Island

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Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-307 8005
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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk
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“gulf harbour” (123 reviews)
“bird life” (229 reviews)
“native birds” (166 reviews)
Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-307 8005
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an ABSOLUTE MUST VISIT Island. With the numerous of islands around New Zealand, this one is not to be missed! To get there, you have to take a special ferry from the Ferry Terminal in Auckland. It's a special ferry because they don't...More

Thank Jeanne P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had a lovely day on the island. Our guide was very interesting I learned a lot ! We saw many birds and the island is beautiful. It's worth it.

Thank Marine_x-16
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tiritiri Matangi is an easy day trip by scheduled ferry service from Auckland. In order to make it an enjoyable experience and so as not to unduly disturb the wildlife, the number of people on the ferry is strictly limited. In summer the ferry gets...More

Thank Mike_magic7461
Reviewed 2 days ago

I joined a guided tour.! Although the weather was not great it was a good trip and the guide knowledgeable and willing to share with us. Recommended!

Thank alessiobolognesi
Reviewed 4 days ago

such a gem of a place - have been here many times and each time it feels like the first... stunning tranquil historic emotional educational....were very proud to show our overseas guests this gem and to see them appreciate it was incredible - bird song...More

Thank 67arda
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tiritirimatangi is one of those places that more tourists than Aucklanders know about. It's a hidden secret gem in the Hauraki Gulf. An hour or so by ferry transports you to a beautiful island bird sanctury, where you get to see and listen to native...More

Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day trip to the island in late spring/early summer is a must. Take the walk around the island and enjoy the views and especially seek out the bird feeding-stations. The birds will reward you with their antics and birdsong. Enjoy !

1  Thank Warren B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Start by booking your ferry trip. Follow all their instructions about what to take. Have comfortable walking shoes. The place is amazing. I saw more different birds than I've ever seen before. Be generous with your donations. The whole place runs on them. Everyone is...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read early settler stories of the morning birdsong being so loud in Auckland that it woke everyone up, Tiritiri Matangi delivered all of that and more. We sat on the path just mesmerised by the variety of native birds, watching them flit around,...More

Thank visit453
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have visited Tiri several times, and we are enthralled every time about the rare birds and the habitat which has been created by the Department of Conservation and "Friends of Tiritiri Matangi".The guides are friendly and they have a wealth of...More

Thank EsbjergViking
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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
14 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
22 April 2017|
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Response from Tiritir1 | Property representative |
The ferry comes to Tiritiri Matangi Wednesday to Sunday and charges $70 per adult and $40 per child from Auckland City and $55 per adult and $32 per child from Gulf Harbour return. You book with 360 Discovery. There is no... More