How to stay overnight at Tiritiri Matangi in the Hauraki Gulf

If you are in Auckland for a few days here is how you can organise a trip to Tiritiri Matangi in the Hauraki Gulf

A Kiwi living in Brighton

What is Tiritiri Matangi?

Tiritiri Matangi is a wildlife project established in 1980s thanks to the hard work of thousands of volunteers still working for the benefit of the island today. The island is 30 km east of central Auckland and there are great views of the city from near the bunk house and visitor centre on the island. Tiritiri Matangi was once farmland and now the 220 hectare island is 60% bush and 40% grassland. The Island is home to some of New Zealand’s most endangered bird species such as the Takahe which number only 250 in the world, the North Island Kokako, stitchbirds, Saddleback and kiwi which are seen only at night.

If you are like me and check tripadvisor then you will know the top rated attraction to visit in Auckland is Tiritiri Matangi in the Hauraki Gulf. The Island is around 5 miles from Whangaparoa Peninsula…

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