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Kapiti Island Nature Tours

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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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“kiwi spotting” (28 reviews)
“the north end” (27 reviews)
Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
+64 800 547 5263
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife to Kapiti Island the day before New Year 2015 when the weather was sunny. We had planned to visit this island mountain for some time.We booked a tour through one of the local operators who were most helpful. Arriving on the...More

Thank ceepeetoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful native forest and great native bird life including keas, takehe, wekas, tuis, wood pigeons, tuis, robins, spoonbills Etc Went on a day trip and walked up part of the island with lovely views to the mainland. Had lunch at the lodge there with the...More

Thank rick_anne_jenkins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The island is stunning. We got really close to so many beautiful birds, or more often they got really close to us!! All of the staff we encountered from kapiti island nature tours where really welcoming and friendly. A special mention has to go to...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Kapiti Island lies just a 15 minute boat ride from the mainland, and if you are spending any time on the Kapiti Coast, I would definitely advise you go on this trip. The boat ride is bumpy across fast flowing waters, but the serenity of...More

Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 16 July 2017

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 16 July 2017

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 12 July 2017

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

Thank rocknjock
Reviewed 4 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 27 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
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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