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Kapiti Island Nature Tours

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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About Kapiti Island Nature Tours
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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Elise G wrote a review 14 May
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
From the beginning to the end we had a blast: with the people, the island, the birds, the accommodation and the delicious food. We highly recommend the experience and this company: you have great explanation about wildlife by people who cares and time to explore without any stress as everything is thought about and well organized.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Sheryl M wrote a review 12 May
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Such an awesome experience, having been to the main part of the island several times, I was very keen to see the northern end of Kapiti Island and having my son visiting from Canada was the perfect opportunity for a family trip. Hearing the history, experiencing a huge flock of kereru along the boulder bank, and the walk to the western summit then back to the lodge were highlights. The hospitality and food were superb. The trip exceeded expectations, I couldn't recommend the overnight option more...well worth the price.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Fiona H wrote a review 10 May
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What a gem! Very grateful that this place has been preserved for our native flora and fauna so that we can go and visit. Great option for a weekend escape with the family. Walking, eating, chatting, and board games. Walking tracks were well maintained and provided options for a challenging climb or an easy walk. Overnight accommodation was clean, comfortable and warm. Bathroom facilities were basic but clean and adequate. Note that the kitchen in the ensuite accommodation could not be used, however it was only a short stroll to the lodge for tea/coffee and biscuits throughout the day. All meals provided were delicious and plentiful! Definitely worth the trip.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Janet, Hamilton, NZ wrote a review 10 May
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Everything about our overnight escape was first class from the boat trip over to the welcoming hospitality in the Lodge. Excellent weather made for trouble free walking on the tracks. Trig track could be a challenge in wet slippery conditions, so glad we didn't have to deal with that. Welcoming drinks and nibbles in the Lodge late afternoon, followed by a good wholesome meal and dessert (plus drinks). Our cabin accommodation was warm with very very comfortable beds. Woken by the penguins about 2 a.m., then the pukekos about 5.30, then the expected bird song a bit later. Fabulous experience. Sadly we didn't see any Kiwi on our night spotting walk, but the Kereru, Saddleback, Kaka, Weka, fantail, etc etc during the day made up for that slight disappointment. Would recommend this experience to all.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Tourist784827 wrote a review 8 May
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Absolutely wonderful. Take the guide's advice and take it slow - you will see much more. Take a red light for the night walk and just relax and enjoy the hospitality. We've had this on our to-do list for ages and weren't disappointed. We will definitely come back again
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Date of experience: May 2022
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