Tiritiri Matangi Island

This small island is an open nature reserve known for being a safe haven for endangered New Zealand birds like the kiwi, takahē, North Island kōkako. Just an hour ferry ride from Auckland, the wildlife here is the main attraction.

Tiritiri Matangi Island is located in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, 3.4 km east of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula in the North Island and 30 km north east of Auckland. The 2.2 km island is an open nature reserve managed by the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi Incorporated, under the supervision of the Department of Conservation and is noted for its bird life, including takahēNorth Island kōkako and kiwi. It attracts between 30,000 and 32,000 visitors a year, the latter figure being the maximum allowed by the Auckland Conservation Management Strategy.

The name, Māori for "tossed by the wind", is often popularly shortened to Tiritiri. Māori mythology considers the island to be a float of an ancestral fishing net

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