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Overnight Experience Tour on Kapiti Island
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Overnight Experience Tour on Kapiti Island

By Kapiti Island Nature Tours
Recommended by 99% of travellers
99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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$649.00
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Ages 0-99, max of 18 per group
Duration: 2 days
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Live guide: English
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Return ferry transportation from Paraparaumu Beach to Kapiti Island
  • Department of Conservation permits
  • An introductory talk from an experienced and passionate local guide
  • Overnight stay (choose your accommodation - cabin, tent or ensuite) - each option has its own rate.
  • Guided night walk: Experience NZ wildlife by night looking for ruru, korora & Kiwi pukpuku
  • Entry / Admission - Kapiti Island
  • Entry/Admission - Kapiti Island
  • Entry/Admission - Kapiti Island
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (not required)

Start:
  • 29 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
    Directions: Drive north fm Wellington City on State Highway 1. When you reach the town of Paraparaumu, turn left at traffic lights, follow Kapiti Road to the Kapiti Boating Club at the end of the road, take the 1st exit left on to Marine Parade, cafe is on corner of Howell Rd & Marine Parade.
End:
  • Kapiti Boating Club, Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
    You will return to the beach at Paraparaumu Beach, in front of the Kapiti Boating Club.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17098P1

  • Please contact us between 7-7:15am on the day of your tour to confirm your check in time and that the tour is going ahead. Ph: 0800 527 484.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Overnight Experience Tour on Kapiti Island?
Overnight Experience Tour on Kapiti Island price starts from $649.22. Discover and book Overnight Experience Tour on Kapiti Island on Tripadvisor
What is the Overnight Experience Tour on Kapiti Island cancellation policy?
Overnight Experience Tour on Kapiti Island cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Overnight Experience Tour on Kapiti Island on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Overnight Experience Tour on Kapiti Island?
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How much time do I need for Overnight Experience Tour on Kapiti Island?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2 days. Discover and book Overnight Experience Tour on Kapiti Island on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17098P1

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  • Kapiti Island Nature Tours
    1,099
    Paraparaumu, New Zealand
    Joined in August 2012
  • Roving821962
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing day out!
    Incredible day out! Wonderful hospitality by both the boat crew and our tour guide. Really informative and magical experience! Will 100% go back again
    Written 10 April 2024
  • Roving16104161168
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kapiti Rangatira day tour
    Bo was an amazing guide. They were supremely knowledgeable and found us kokako just before the boat left! All I could ask for was longer on the island :)
    Written 6 April 2024
  • GavinR_12
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Nature Experience to Remember
    Our group of ten ranging in ages from 65 years to a 1 year old had an awesome day at Rangatira Bay. The staff from Kapiti Island Nature Tours were friendly, helpful and informative. We observed most of the birds highlighted in the introductory talk (lucky enough to observatory the two Takahe) and the views from the track were awesome. We highly recommend the trip and for those who do not do feel able to do the challenging (steep) 2 hour walk to the viewing tower on Tuteremoana Summit, there are plenty of worthwhile walks around the information shelter up from the beach.
    Written 6 April 2024
  • Companion58922927510
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    Awesome one day experience! Take more food! Definitely would go again. So many amazing birds to see. Pristine environment
    Written 3 April 2024
  • Janekiwi
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Conservation island
    A wonderful day trip out of Wellington to a hugely successful conservation project that helped kickstart the rescue of a number of endangered native birds. Small boat across, introductory session, three hours to walk around and up the island and an excellent lunch. Highly recommended.
    Written 3 April 2024
  • Sightseer703071
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome trip
    Most fantastic experience. Beautiful autumn weather complimented this stunningly beautiful island experience. The staff, from check in, to boat crew, to island guides were a testimony to what a friendly and beautiful people we are in New Zealand. If you do nothing else in Kapiti ( which you should do plenty of other great experiences) do the Island tour.
    Written 2 April 2024
  • jjmacMorrinsville
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome day out
    Living proof of what can be achieved with trapping and on going conservation. Top job to all the staff at Kapiti Adventure Tours and doc.
    Written 2 April 2024
  • Discover27722626044
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional
    Great overall experience.We did the full day guided tour(highly recommended),our guide was Bo(Exceptional) and explained the history of the land, about the birds, fauna and flora of the island. We started around 0900hrs with the checking in and rode the boat to the East part of the island and had a stroll followed by a epic picnic-style breakfast. Then at midday we were picked up by the boat to the Northern part of the Island followed by a colorful lunch. We spent close to 1 + hours hiking to the summit top to see breathtaking views. On our way back we encountered some nippy weather & impressive how the skipper handled it as well(kudos from one mariner to anther). We were highly encouraged by our wonderful guide to do a overnight stay on the island, which we will definitely do next summer.
    Written 2 April 2024
  • nanr0b
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A 'must do' trip on the Kapiti Coast
    We'd highly recommend this adventure and our amazing guide Pania who was delightful. She has indepth knowledge of the area's wildlife and history so we learnt a great deal and heard many interesting stories. The boat ride was exhilarating and we enjoyed exploring the Okupe Loop Walk with the wonderful view at the top. The lunch was also delicious and plentiful. We're certainly spreading the word about this 'must do' trip so thankyou Kapiti Island NatureTours for a memorable day.
    Written 2 April 2024
  • NorthStar61296644905
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A romantic experience of a lifetime!!
    It was the best day of my life! I took my partner over to get engaged and it was the best decision I ever made. The scenery was absolutely majestic, hearing the birds serenade us with songs as we walked up the tracks was almost like a Disney movie!!! The birds were so friendly and if you're lucky you can even see a few really rare birds that look absolutely beautiful 😍 The staff at Kapiti Island Tours were the most hospitable people with the kindest nature. It was amazing to share such a special day in my life with the island, fellow explorers and tour staff. Thanks to everyone that came and that helped make the day so special. 20 out of 10 would definately go again! I'm going to have to come back for the honeymoon for sure!!
    Written 24 March 2024
  • Bryan A
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Guided Day on Kapiti Island
    We met Tim, our guide, who walked us to the boat. He’s a super guy - knowledgeable, thoughtful, and kind. He taught us about the ecology and history of the island, and he expertly discussed the local flora and fauna. He was a great birder and teacher!
    Written 23 March 2024
  • Paradise09921747006
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic part of NZ
    The trip across and back on the boat were exciting, and we’ll managed. The talk by the guide was thorough and interesting, and he was likeable and helpful. The range of bird life was extensive, and included many species we rarely see. I would recommend this trip to an iconic part of NZ.
    Written 20 March 2024
  • janewI4502RA
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous walk
    Fabulous walk after an informative talk and crazy boat ride- fun though! Not as many birds as expected but had a great day!
    Written 16 March 2024
  • Meander66865953131
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go there!
    Gold standard of NZ Nature trips from wo to go. And if you live locally, just get in on those cancellations, no need to book months in advance
    Written 13 March 2024
  • Xanderstand
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    For bird lovers
    Even I had some problems to find the driver, overall the experience was great! I highly recommend to people who loves birds and nature! Just be aware, to try to get the chance to meet the kiwi, you need to stay one night on the island, because they are nocturnal.
    Written 12 March 2024
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Catty Patty
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The island is a treasure and we felt well looked after by Kapiti Island Nature Tours from check in, boat trips and guide information. Pania and the team at the North End also provided exceptional service all pitched 'just right' for the group. Food was delicious. And we got to see a kiwi :)
Written 3 March 2020
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Janet F
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Our trip was an overnight stay ,allowing for two days exploring the island.This provided a different hiking and viewing experience on Kapiti.We paid a small additional amount for a guide on the first day .The guide provided additional stories about the history of the Island and greater Kapati area .He also was knowledgeable and shared additional information about the trees,shrubs and the different birds now inhabiting Kapiti.Thouroghly recommend if you love this type of information.

The Cabin accomodation was warm and comfortable.
The food was plentiful and tasty.
We went on the night Kiwi walk,however we were unlucky with our vowing Kiwis because of the wet weather.
The trip experience exceeded our expectations as it was so well organised,which allowed for the time to be stress free and relaxing and we could pace our hiking to suit our needs.
Written 20 May 2022
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Monica D
Arequipa, Peru38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Just fantastic! We were welcomed warmly, learned so much about the history of the island and its journey as the earliest nature conservancy in New Zealand. We saw so many of the native birds that have been re-established and thrive now on the predator-free island. Menaaki, our guide, was so knowledgeable and such a gracious host, helping a group of strangers become a group of friends. Incredible food, camp-style accommodations, splendid walks and leisure time to relax with the views. Highly recommended. Well worth the price to stay the night and luckily spot a kiwi!
Written 27 February 2020
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Enorc
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
A great trip that we had been looking forward to for a long time. It did not disappoint. The bird life was amazing, the walks had great coastal views and the hospitality exceeded our expectations. The accommodation in a cabin suited our needs and we met a great group of like minded people. We are going to meet up with some in the near future.
Thoroughly recommend the kiwi overnight trip. We didn't manage to view any kiwi but still really appreciated our guide being able to show us blue penguins, geckos and large weta insects.
Loved the Ohau wines and Mac's ales.
Written 2 March 2020
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P Cross
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
The first day was spent at Rangatira where along with Takahe, Kaka, Hihi, Popokatea, we saw and heard Kokako. Magic! We stayed the night in a glamping tent at Waiorua Bay.We heard Kiwi but didn’t see them however there were lots of Kereru, Kaka and Blue Penguins. All the staff on Kapiti Island and Kapiti Island Tours were very professional as well as knowledgeable and friendly. Food was delicious. An amazing experience!
Written 26 October 2020
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Debbie NZ
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
What a great weekend, very professional from start to finish. Very informative guides, wonderful hospitality and plenty of great food! We very much appreciated the thoughtfulness of the birthday cake. We loved all the birdlife even if we did miss out on seeing a kiwi, though heard lots of calling. But little blue penguins in abundance, including under our cabin so a noisy night! Would suggest evening showers as hot water first thing in the morning was in short supply. Would highly recommend, a wonderful experience.
Written 28 October 2020
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Linda S
Coventry, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We really enjoyed our two days on Kapiti Island. The walks are very interesting and well maintained, although generally all were uphill. We did see birds, but really the highlight was the scenery the solitude and the beautiful trees. We stayed in the glamping tent and that was very comfortable. the food in the Lodge is excellent and the wine flows freely. The hosts are linked to the island and can trace their ancestors. Sadly the kiwis did not appear but the host tried very hard to give us the best chance to see them. Boat transfers were very efficient. We live in the UK and I would do this trip again.
Written 13 February 2020
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Katie B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
I had the most wonderful, peaceful stay on Kapiti Island. It was an amazing two days of hiking and exploring this beautiful island while enjoying amazing sights and bird wildlife. The hospitality at the lodge was beyond welcoming and I had a lovely evening. I stayed overnight in a lovely, rustic cabin. It was the perfect chance to get away from the city and spend the night in a relaxed, peaceful setting away from any technology or city noise. The food was delicious and served family style so I got the chance to get to know the lodge owner and the other guests. Thank you so much for an amazing two days! I highly recommend this tour to everyone!
Written 5 March 2020
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Alistair S
Nelson, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The wonderful varied native birdlife and terrific hosts Pania and Manaaki. We saw some birds we had never seen before in NZ such as the the hihi (stitchbird) and kōkako, as well as other birds - takahē, tieke, kererū, tui, weka, and cheeky kaka. It was great to see these birds in their natural habitat rather than in a cage. It was great to have Pania explain the history of the island, including pre european and hear about her whānau. It was great the way Pania integrated te reo into normal conversation. We enjoyed the nightlime kiwi hunt - hearing but not seeing. The kaka on the front deck of the lodge were always entertaining. Manaaki's cooking was great, especially the fresh-smoked fish.
Written 18 October 2020
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RightAngleTraveller
Calgary, Canada54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We started the trip with an interesting boat launch off the beach! The trails were easy and well-graded for any moderately fit walker. I added the guided hike to my trip, which wasn’t worth it, since the guide gave such an excellent introduction of the island history and bird life to all guests. The guided hike didn’t add much more. The lodge host was wonderful; open and informative regarding her family history. The meals were plentiful, with lots of choices, and so delicious. Kudos to the cooks! Cozy duvets kept me warm in the glamping tent, although the wind knocking the tent flaps about kept me up at night. The cabins may be quieter on windy nights. We did not see a kiwi during our nighttime stroll, but we did see a penguin!
Written 29 November 2022
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