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Kapiti Island Nature Tours

#1 of 20 things to do in Paraparaumu Features Animals
Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
+64 800 547 5263
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Overnight Kiwi Spotting Tour on Kapiti Island
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Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand's most visited places for bird watchers. It is an internationally renowned sanctuary and is blessed with an abundance of native and endangered species like Little Spotted Kiwi, Takahe, and the cheeky Kaka who have not survived so well on the mainland. This nature-inspired setting is the perfect place to experience New Zealand's native birds in their natural environment.Kapiti Island is just 40 minutes north of Wellington, New Zealand's capital city. Activities include half and full day nature tours, overnight Kiwi spotting and rare bird tours. The Maori hospitality you will experience on Kapiti Island - one of New Zealand's most precious nature reserves - is unsurpassed.
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“bird life” (79 reviews)
“kiwi spotting” (28 reviews)
“the north end” (27 reviews)
Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
+64 800 547 5263
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two day one night visit. Great communication regarding a last minute change of date and throughout the visit the staff were knowledgable and showed great hospitality.. It was mid winter and cold but this was expected. Great walking on well maintained tracks (some steep sections...More

Thank pjbaker2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kapiti Island is this little island oasis only a 15 minute boat ferry ride from Kapiti Boating Club, Paraparaumu Beach. I thoroughly enjoyed the ferry across and back by Kapiti Island Nature Tours. Minnie organised the ferry last minute for me and provided a great...More

Thank BBIllustrations
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good food, good service, nice escape and so easy to get there! This was well run by John and his team.

Thank rocknjock
Reviewed 5 July 2017

It was a wonderful day, pretty lucky with the weather. Our guide was very informative, lunch was great. Would definitely recommend this trip.

1  Thank Anne M
Reviewed 3 July 2017

If you are into birds - go for it! We took the ferry to the island at 9am and returned to the coast at around 3pm. It was exactly the right time to manage to get to the very top (520m above the sea level)....More

1  Thank LoveNZ2017
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The tour was well organised with great communication. John gave us a good introductory talk when we arrived at the Island at the visitor centre, which had lots of photos of the different birds and trees we might see during the day. Then we were...More

Thank ElspethMCM
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Fantastic location. We went in June and was lucky enough to have a glorious day. My Dad 95 years ,had never been to Kapiti and it was one of his wishes. He was welcomed at the Lodge and had a great chat with the locals...More

Thank dianah160
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This beautiful and varied predator-free island is perfect for the revival of NZ birds and plants, and there is so much to see. The host family are very attentive, kind and well informed. A memorable, one-of-a-kind weekend.

Thank vmcm2015
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful day. Guided tour was great- guide was knowledgeable and really friendly and approachable. Provided lunch was varied and yummy for adults and kids alike. We had perfect weather which of course made the day perfect! Highly recommend

Thank Rachael M
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Fantastic way to spend some time if you're passionate about conservation, interested in NZ's birdlife, or just have a few days to while away around Wellington. We had essentially a private stay as we were the only guests. We had a great chat with our...More

Thank Heath R
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Response from RalphJGreen | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do need to book. It is the height of the Summer season so it would be wise to do it earlier rather than later. You can leave it to a few days before but why take a risk. I would do it as soon as you have... More