Tiritiri Matangi

Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, NZ

Finally after several years of thinking about it (I wasn’t one of those lucky school kids who went there back in the day) I hopped on a ferry over to this magical predator free island. Pretty stoked to see Kokako, Hihi ( Stitchbird ), Kakariki, Korimako ( Bellbird), Tīeke ( Saddleback ), Takahe, Tuatara, Wetapunga and more. You can read up about this sanctuary here. If you get the chance I highly recommend staying the night in the little DOC hut.