Tiritiri Matangi Wildlife Sanctuary – Auckland – Including Guided Walk (Child) – A fascinating gift experience for your child. See and hear some of New Zealand’s rarest birds on a one day expedition to Tiritiri Matangi Island. Tiritiri Matangi Island is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary for New Zealand's native and coastal birds situated in the Hauraki Gulf only a 80 minute ferry ride away from downtown Auckland (via Gulf Harbour). The island is a protected haven for native and endangered species, and is a nature lover’s paradise, particularly for avid birdwatchers. From the moment you step onto the island to the moment you leave, you’ll be serenaded by bird songs while exploring walking tracks through native bush and coastal forests. As well as wonderful wildlife, Tiritiri Matangi has a 150 year old lighthouse, a Visitor Centre, some great walks, views and beaches. There are plenty of tables outside to have your lunch and if it’s wet there’s plenty of room in the Visitor Centre. So what are you waiting for, what a great experience to share!