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Kapiti Island Nature Tours

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1 Manly Street, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
+64 21 126 7525
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“kiwi spotting” (23 reviews)
“bird life” (61 reviews)
“the north end” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Manly Street, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
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+64 21 126 7525
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"kiwi spotting"
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"bird life"
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"the north end"
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"kapiti island"
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"native birds"
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"stay overnight"
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"day trip"
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"guided walk"
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"boat ride"
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"new zealand"
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"wood pigeon"
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"nature tour"
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"wonderful hospitality"
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"walking shoes"
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"very special place"
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DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely day out, right from booking we were well informed and looked after, sent txts to update times and what we needed to take. Boat trip over was good and the nature talk and friendliness from operators very good. Lots to see and hear on...More

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DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Irene M, Thanks for you review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your time on the island - it really is a special place. Nga mihi, Danielle

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

I went to Kapiti Island April 21 and it was terrible. The sea was so rough that the other ferry operator postponed until the next day, but not this company the mighty dollar more important. We were given the safety talk by the captain and...More

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DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora croger57, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip to Kapiti Island. While I was pleased to read you enjoyed the bird life & bush I was very disappointed to read that your trip to the island was marred by...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

The best hospitality you could expect with wonderful food and the most beautiful flora and fauna. Kapiti Island has it all for any nature lover. The birds are rare but plentiful and the friendly kaka will keep you company. It is worth every cent to...More

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DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Imogen, Thanks for your review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Kapiti Island. You certainly took some fantastic pictures of the birds during your visit! We hope to see you again soon. Nga mihi, Danielle

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

From start to finish, the day tour was magnificent. Informative and educational, easy walking through native bush with birds +++ Guide is excellent

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DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Leslie S, Thanks for your review. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Kapiti Island, found the walking easy & the birds plentiful. I'll pass your positive feedback on to the guide too. Nga mihi, Danielle

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

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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
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