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Muriwai Gannet Colony

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Muriwai Beach, Auckland, New Zealand
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Muriwai Beach, Auckland, New Zealand
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"watching the birds"
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"nesting season"
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"within metres"
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"huge numbers"
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"short walk from the car park"
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"amazing birds"
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"black sand"
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"rugged west coast"
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"various stages"
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"amazing sight"
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"close ups"
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"huge waves"
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"sea birds"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A most beautiful section of coastline about 35 kms out of Auckland. Some narrow, twisty roads, so take care. Not only is the excellent gannet colony here, but there are people surfing, fishing, swimming and sunbathing on the nearby beaches and rocks. This does not...More

Thank chiangmaicharlies
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here u get to see some of the most amazing sights of the gannet colonies and beautiful beautiful coastlines. Very popular place and scenic for photo taking. Nice little hike up and u get to enjoy more breathtaking views. Awesome place.

Thank mr_johnlim
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit to observe thousands of gannets nesting just below the very well kept viewing paths. Wonderful views which makes it worthwhile even if the season isn't right for the birds. Magnificant views and easy paths to walk, that are close to...More

Thank BrendaMatamata_N_Z
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An easy walk up to the colony to watch the hilarious antics of the birds coming and going. Would suggest better signage is required to get people there. We spent quite some time finding the location

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Muriwai beach for early morning fishing. It was a perfect day, no wind and warm. The scenery is so breathtaking no matter which way you turn !!

Thank edward62580000
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Go between August and April, during winter the Gannets reside in warmer climates. Get up close with these intriguing seabirds that have amazing social lives. They welcome each other to the nest and fight off trespassers with fervor.

Thank DerksFred
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be there during the nesting season (3rd week of December), and this was my favorite stop out of all the things we did out of Auckland. First of all, the views are brilliant - sea and surf with lots of...More

Thank TourWorld
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

An easy stroll takes you to any of several view points close to the gannet colony where the jam packed nesting sites are very close together. It is hard to see how the birds find room to land. They sometimes have to make several attemps...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Incredible coastline, cascading surf, towering cliffs and oh yeah, THE BIRDS! This is nature at its finest. We visited towards the tail end of the gannets' nesting season but there were still plenty of adults with their young including several still on their eggs. Go...More

Thank jaybeeFL
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Numerous birds of pure white color and yellow hair live in gray nestling in their nest on the towering cliffs offer another joy of travel. These gannets are migratory birds that fly to Australia once a year when they are migratory, and then fly back...More

Thank bosspark
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Andrea M
May 11, 2017|
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Response from Jake H | Reviewed this property |
In case you missed the other 387 answers, nope, there is no fee :)
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2011simon
November 15, 2016|
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Response from Mark C |
From Murwai beach side there is a steep stairs. But from the other side of the colony there is a paved path, which while steep I think would be wheelchair accessible.
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