Tiritiri Matangi Island

Visit Tiritiri Matangi, an open sanctuary with many endangered NZ birds. This predator-free island is a 75-minute ferry ride from the Downtown Auckland ferry terminal […]

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Motuara Island Scenic Reserve

The island provides a wonderful opportunity to see several rare bird species such as saddleback and yellow-crowned parakeet and get up close and personal to some of our more common species like kererū, tūī, grey warbler and bellbird. Access by ferry from Picton. […]

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Muriwai Beach

Under an hour’s drive west of Auckland, at the northern edge of the Waitakere Ranges, is the beautiful, black-sand Muriwai beach. Nearby is its excellent Gannet Colony, where 1,200 pairs of gannets nest from August to March each year. […]

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Marokopa Falls

Located about 30km from Waitomo Village, these 35 m high falls have been described as the most beautiful in the country. On the drive to the falls, you’ll also see turnoffs for Mangapohue Natural Bridge and Piripiri Cave. […]

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