Tiritiri Matangi Sanctuary
Tiritiri Matangi Island, Auckland, New Zealand
Tiritiri Matangi SanctuaryJust a 75-minute ferry ride from the city, Tiritiri Matangi is one of the world's most successful conservation projects. It reintroduced a dozen native bird species to the island's lush interior. Explore the stunning scenery to a soundtrack of birdsong, and bring a picnic to enjoy on the beach after a walk to New Zealand's oldest working lighthouse. Visitors to the island are limited to 170 people per day, Wednesday through Sunday, so book early.