The Shorebird Centre
We are located at 283 East Coast Road, Pūkorokoro Miranda. See Google map.
We are approximately one hour from both Auckland CBD and Hamilton.
9am–5pm every day except Christmas.
Entry is free, but donations are always very welcome.
The Bird Hides
The best place to see the birds is at the Bird Hides, a couple of kilometres down the road from the Shorebird Centre.
You can get to the Hides from the Shorebird Centre on foot, by bike , or by driving.
To Walk (30 mins)
Go out the gate at the Shorebird Centre and cross the road. Follow the path across the wetland. When the shell path heads out toward the road, instead follow the path that runs parallel to the shore.
To Cycle (10 mins)
Go out the gate at the Shorebird Centre and cross the road. Follow the cycleway which will take you through the wetland and then out alongside the road. When you see a gate off the road on your left go through into the carpark and lock your bikes here. Walk out to the hides along the boardwalk.
To Drive (5 mins)
Turn right out of the gate at the Shorebird Centre. Drive down past the ponds. When you see a gate off the road on the left, go through into the carpark. Walk out to the hides along the boardwalk.