Takapu Refuge Walk

Takapu Refuge Walk

Muriwai Gannet Colony

Reviews

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Leonie

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great views! Black beach is beautiful!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Pierre Alexandre

France

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice place with a lot of birds and beautiful sunset. The point of view from the stairs is really nice especially when there is nobody on the beach.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Chiara

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Super sweet beach, nice for a little climb and spotting some wildlife.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Audrey Ripoche

France

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful beach with black sand. If you go up the stairs you can watch a colony of gannets and some are pretty close! Watch them fly, eat, cuddle, fight..... that is very nice.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Hanneke P

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

lovely view, beautiful coast

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Roeland Driessen

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Just a beautiful place!!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Dogoneit

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Feel like David Attenborough for free. You can get reasonably close and they are fascinating to watch. It's at the end of a beach with black sand. Well worth making a detour out to Muriwai and spending a few days on the west coast of Auckland, but whatever you do, don't miss the gannet colony.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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beetley

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

It felt like hours went by as I watched the close quarter routines of these amazing birds. Really worth a look.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Nztraveller1

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Fascinating, beautiful, and free!! Close up viewing in a magical wild location What more could you ask for

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in October 2009

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Rachel Widerstrom

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Up close and personal with a beautiful natural wonder. If you are there between November and January you will see newly hatched chicks. Very cool..

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in November 2009