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Kapiti Island Nature Tours

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“kiwi spotting”(23 reviews)
“bird life”(59 reviews)
“the north end”(21 reviews)
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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...more
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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We chose a two night Kiwi Spotting experience. From the moment we left Pararaparaumu Beach we felt like we were transported to another country - one where life revolves around birds. They were everywhere, and we were lucky to see many we had never seen...More

Thank Angela T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The nature walk was beautiful and the track was very well maintained. Our hosts provided excellent hospitality, the food was amazing and the accommodation was wonderful. It was amazing to walk among the birds in their natural habitat and learn more about the history of...More

Thank Dream815265
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We struck the best day of the weekend. Easy check-in, quick boat ride across the water, and an informative talk about the Island, history, flora and fauna. We walked the North end of the island, and up a very nice easy slope hill to the...More

Thank FraSta1970
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This was such a great experience - my partner and I highly recommend this day trip. The island and the birdlife are so special and you get a thorough introduction of the island's history before setting off to explore which was a nice bonus! We...More

Thank MaryBethN40
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Kia ora Mary Beth N, Thanks for your review. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit & found the introductory talk interesting as well. We hope to see you again someday. Nga mihi, Danielle

Reviewed 14 June 2018

We were a group of 21 workmates and family so varying levels of fitness but we all had a great day on this beautiful island. The tour organisers communicated really well and were welcoming and on to it. Weather was mostly overcast but no rain...More

Thank 010Sparky010
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Kia ora 010Sparky010, Thanks for your review. Great to hear your group enjoyed the visit to Kapiti island & that you found the communication from our team really clear. The weather is the one thing we'd love to be able to control! I'm pleased to...More

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

Thank Irene M
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

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

Reviewed 13 June 2018

Excellent Hospitality , Great nature life , Respectable ancient history etc... Every experience in this island was awesome!

Thank hisboss66
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Kia ora hisboss66, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to Kapiti Island. Great to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your visit! We hope to see you again someday. Nga mihi, Danielle

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

Thank croger57
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

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

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

Thank Imogenwarren
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

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

Reviewed 2 June 2018

We had the most amazing experience, went over as a group of 8 with no problems. Great guided tour, friendly and knowledgable staff, super yummy lunch, gorgeous day and came back having learnt many new things. Saw some beautiful wildlife and had an amazing time!...More

Thank freyacamplin
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi freyacamplin, Thanks for your review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Kapiti Island & learnt some new things too! The long conservation history of the island has resulted in some pretty special wildlife. We hope to see you again. Nga mihi, Danielle

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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
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