Muriwai Gannet Colony, Muriwai Beach

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Witness a remarkable spectacle of the world of birds at Muriwai Gannet Colony. Around 1,200 pairs of gannets flock to this seasonal breeding place for these magnificent seabirds, offering fantastic photographic opportunities for visitors along this wild stretch of coastland. The nests lie just a few centimeters away from one another on the rocks jutting out into the waters, bringing a sense of the chaotic wonder of the natural world. Walk the numerous routes along the rocky coastline for more views of the coast and to enjoy the fresh sea air. Before you head to Muriwai Beach, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Muriwai Beach road trip app , to make sure you see all that Muriwai Beach has to offer, including Muriwai Gannet Colony.
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  • Maori language called Muriwai Chinese called Island Muriwai regional Park scenery Spectacular, to Oakland must have been "National Geographic magazine" As one of the world's 30 great beauty of the island look, from the nearby cliff built on the observation deck, you can see thousands of pond geese in the habitat. Every spring, the Tang geese flock from Australia, the Nanyang Islands, fly back in the fall. To North must go to island, otherwise you will be a lifelong regret!
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  • I live on the North Shore and sometimes need to get away but still by the Ocean. I love how rugged and open Muriwai Gannet Colony is. The birds are cool to watch fly in and out. You can see for miles ...  more »
  • Very Nice bay, starting from Oakland for half an hour's drive. Black beaches, many seabirds and breathtaking views. Not to see the end of the coastline, of course, can not take pets, rocks very slippery, suggest wearing slippers to
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  • Been here a couple of times, great place. It does need a bit of a clean though. We pick up as much if the trash we find, but we can only do so much. If people can clean up after themselves that would be great ;)
  • One of the very popular place in the west auckland, takes you up and close to the gannet colony, and great place in any weather condition. It's advisable to pick your time right as this place is frequented by tour buses so will be very crowded with people at times. Parking also quite limited. If you like/want to see the gannet, go in the months between August and March, as by April the gannet will start migrating to Australia, and back again around the spring time.
  • Pick your time here wisely. A very popular place to go and not much parking. Highly recommended. If you want to swim do so at your own discretion, and between the flags. Gannets are amazing!
  • One of the best things I did in the north island! The sight of thousands of nesting gannets was absolutely amazing to witness! Just make sure you are coming in the right time of year.
  • Very easy access with walkways. You can get really up close. It is an easy walk and suitable for everyone. However, it might not be that wheelchair friendly or if you're dependent on a walking apparatus. The birds nests for a very short time. So best to go between Feb - March. You can visit Muriwai beach before or after you come here. It's a surfing beach and not suitable for swimming.

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