Students from Red Beach primary school in the Tiritiri Matangi Visitors Centre
Tiritiri Matangi Island boasts one of the most successful community-based conservation projects in the world. In just 10 years, thousands of volunteers have planted close to 300,000 trees, restoring pasture to native forest and creating a home for some of New Zealand's most endangered birds - including takahē, little spotted kiwi and kōkako.
School visits must be booked and you will have to plan well ahead because of the island's popularity.
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You can be one of the lucky few to visit Tiritiri Matangi each day. This scientific reserve near Auckland is home to many native species due to being predator-free.
In this video you'll travel to Tiritiri Matangi near Auckland, an island sanctuary open to the public where you can visit some of New Zealand’s rarest birds, including takahē and saddleback/tīeke.
For more information contact your local DOC office or email conservED@doc.govt.nz