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Canberra, Australia
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100 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a top notch spot to go to see migratory shorebirds. The site is ideal because the birds hang around for a god period of time during the tide cycle. There's also a well-placed hide in case of drizzle. Bino and scopes are available for hire.

Thank AdamLeaves
Te Aroha, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We are regular visitors but yesterday and today we had such a pleasure in joining an inspired fun project for children about NZ’s migratory shorebirds. Informative and engaged staff. Comfortable and affordable accommodation.

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

This was the second time my husband and I visited and stayed at the Miranda Shorebird Centre. We stayed in the Whimbrel Suite, which is basic motel style accommodation with all the necessary facilities for self catering and is good value for money. The centre is a nice walk to a couple of hides where a huge range of shorebirds... More 

1 Thank Suzieherb
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140 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

After recovering a day in Auckland we drove to Miranda on our way to Cathedral Cove. A bit before the center we saw a single tree in the middle of a field . Below in the shade lay the cows above covering the branches were many spoonbills and some cormorants. From the center we drove back to the hide which... More 

Thank ardom
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91 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Weather permitting , this is a magical place. Bask in the sun on a snow white beach of shells with views over to the Coromandel with a pair of binocs watching birds and you are near to heaven. Well, that was our first visit....this time a hurricane and driving rain blew us back from the hides as hordes of folk... More 

Thank Paula N
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136 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

We called at the centre to check on the best visiting times then came back later to walk to the hides. Owing to changes in the coastal dunes the walk was longer than we expected. However the birds did not disappoint! The Visitor centre staff were helpful and the shop well stocked.

Thank mousebirdEngland
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639 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We did not spend the night here--simply enjoyed the excellent exhibits in the visitors center, then walked across the road and down the trail to the viewing area. We were there at low tide, so most of the birds were at some distance away, but saw loads of stilts and swans, larks, herons, and some silver eyes, which I hadn't... More 

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Kansas CIty, MO
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234 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

I am not sure why this is listed uner lodging, but I am reviewing this as a birding destnation. This is an EXCELLENT place to go to see a variety of shorebirds and others. I was lucky to be there at high and low tide and saw a variety of birds including all 3 expected NZ gulls, royal spoonblls, wyrbill,... More 

Thank lowens311
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We visited Miranda Shorebird Centre one very wet day and vowed to return on a finer day. This day arrived the following weekend and we booked into the Whimbrel Suite (very clean and well set out) so that we could head out to watch the birds on the high tide - there were spoonbills, wrybills, NZ Dotterels, banded dotterels, some... More 

Thank Helen H
Bellevue, Washington
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

A must for the birder. We parked in the shorebird center and took the trail from there towards the beach. We were in a hurry so we didn't get to explore as much as I would like. We saw silver eyes, stilts, herons, swallows, ducks, spoonbills, and an Australian harrier. We did not stay the night in the shorebird center... More 

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Address: 283 East Coast Rd, R.D. 3, Pokeno, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Pokeno
Number of rooms: 5
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“If you want any information, ask loads of questions because you can't assume the staff will tell you anything!”
 of 5 bubbles Suzieherb, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles ardom, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are two self-contained units suitable for couples or small families and some bunkrooms for individuals. There is no source of food closer that Kaiaua about 8km to the North so come with your own food and drink”
 of 5 bubbles BHarmer, 4 Feb 2015 | Read review
“If travelling as a couple, the Whimbrel Wing is perfect.”
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  • Whimbrel - kitchen area
 of 5 bubbles Neil_in_Sheffield_UK, 8 Feb 2012 | Read review
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