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We can arrange accommodation in a variety of places close to our boat trips and handy to Tiritiri Matangi and local birding sites: motels, hotels, B&Bs and camping grounds - whatever suits.

Excursion ideas for Auckland area

Day trips

  • Tiritiri Matangi Island Sanctuary - the jewel of the Hauraki Gulf with many endangered or rare birds easily seen
  • Miranda shorebird centre - premier wading bird location in NZ: wrybill plover
  • Kaipara Harbour - shorebirds in wild locations
  • Auckland's Wild West - Muriwai gannet colony with spectacular wild coastal scenery and Cascade Kauri Forest Park and Waitakere Ranges for large kauris
  • Rangitoto Island - this is Auckland's most recent volcano and only finished erupting 500 years ago
  • Regional Parks - Wenderholm, Shakespeare, Tawharanui and Mahurangi are all close by
  • Goat Island Marine Reserve - great for snorkelling and picnicking
Wrybill plover Australasian gannet

Ngaurahoe, Tongariro NP

Wrybill plover Australasian gannet Ngaurahoe, Tongariro NP

Further afield, self drive or overnight guided excursions
  • Northland's kauri forests and Bay of Islands - also kiwi spotting
  • Waitomo Caves - glowworms and spectacular limestone formations
  • Coromandel Peninsula - forests and beaches
  • Great Barrier Island -an island haven for brown teal, kaka, banded rail, black petrel, NZ dotterel
  • Bay of Plenty - thermal landscapes, White Island volcano, ocean beaches, estuaries and superb forests with a wide range of birdlife
  • Tongariro National Park - active volcanoes and blue ducks

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