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Kapiti Island Nature Tours

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“kiwi spotting”(26 reviews)
“the north end”(23 reviews)
“bird life”(64 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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Reviewed yesterday

A fabulous treat which was relaxed and well organized. The company were flexible in their approach and catered for individual needs and time constraints. Booked online and was kept up to date re our dates and times of travel along with advice on what to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sjoice63
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very well organised trip to Kapiti Island. Saw most of the birds without too much trouble. Delicious lunch and Wayne was a great guide.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Monique8765
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora Monique, Thanks for reviewing your recent trip to the North End. I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit & lunch at the lodge, I'll pass your comments on to Wayne & our chef! Ngā mihi, Danielle

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A group of us stayed the night and really enjoyed the kiwi spotting after dark with our skilled guide. Not flash, but good wholesome food and plenty of it. Accomodation is adequate, given the lack of electricity. A very interesting couple of days.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MuzandSue
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora Muz&Sue, Thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us on Kāpiti Island. I'm pleased to read you had an interesting visit & enjoyed the kiwi spotting. I will pass your feedback on to our team. Ngā mihi, Danielle

Reviewed 5 days ago

We chose to stay overnight. From the beginning to the end the whole trip was a lifetime memory for me. Everybody and everything was amazing. It was a great learning experence for me about what we as kiwi's have in our backyard.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank trixieanddougal
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora trixieanddougal, Thanks for reviewing your recent stay on Kāpiti Island. I'm so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit. The motu (island) has such an interesting history from human through to conservation - it's a real privilege for us to be able...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Wayne, was very interesting, informative and passionate about the island, all of which came across in his talk at the beginning of our day, our guided walk and then later at lunch. We enjoyed a 2 hour walk on our own along a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gbgirl36
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora Gbgirl36, Thanks for reviewing your trip to Kāpiti Island. I'm pleased you had a good visit & found the tracks to be well marked. We are fortunate to have Wayne on our team - with almost 200 years of his whanau (family) history...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what an amazing place! Thank you for a wonderful day with our family, you have an amazing team. Thank you especially Pania with all your knowledge and making the day extra special.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nigel M
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora Nigel, Thanks for reviewing your visit to Kāpiti Island. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time here & had a special day with your family. I'll pass your feedback on to Pania! Ngā mihi, Danielle

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Kapiti Island hosted by Kapiti Island Nature Tours. This is a very professional and highly efficient operation. The meals are wonderful and the friendly knowledgeable staff made for a very relaxing time. The kiwi spotting at night was magical...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank figan2016
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora figan2016, Thanks for reviewing your stay on Kāpiti Island - I'm so pleased to hear things ran smoothly, that you enjoyed your visit & had a relaxing time. The kiwi spotting is a unique experience, seeing them in the wild is a real...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great day. Manaaki, our guide, was really knowledgable about the birds and really friendly. I also wasn't expecting much from the from (I'm a vegan and there isn't usually good food on tours, but boy was I pleasantly surprised! There were PLENTY of salads...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TashYogiBear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our day out on Kapiti Island and this is highly recommended as a great day out. Highlights included the inclusion of a short walking tour, a great picnic at Tuteremoana summit, and a memorable stop along the track on our way back. The...More

Thank spoz63
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a superb day on Kapiti Island. The check-in and short boat trip over to the island were easy, and the crew on the boat were friendly and informative. We went to the North End of the island, and were greeted by our guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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