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Kapiti Island Nature Tours

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“kiwi spotting”(24 reviews)
“bird life”(61 reviews)
“the north end”(22 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 2 days ago

Contrary to previous reviews, you should expect changing conditions on a daily basis as part of traveling. The weather can change, the ocean conditions can change so don't be disappointed if your boat trip to the island is cancelled. Just reschedule if you have the...More

Thank f16addict
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great day-hike, overnight stay, and night walk. The staff were SO accommodating and friendly. THANKS for everything!

Thank davewI2138VO
Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing island! Seas were a bit rough and the 10 to 15 minute ride over from the mainland was a bit bumpy (not at all dangerous, just enough to be exciting). The super-tall tractor that pulls the boat into the water is really...More

Thank SanDiegoLovesSnow
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed our nature experience on this beautiful Island. Great guided tour and history talk by Wayne, All Staff were friendly and helpful and served a wonderful lunch in the sun watching out for Keas. The weather was one out of the box which made...More

Thank Kathgram
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a really nice experience. Learned a lot about the island, the birds but also the flora and the history of the people. The food was really good and well prepared. And the bed was so comfortable. Too bad we didn't spot a kiwi,...More

Thank Culture20573972524
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mum, Olivia and I had the most fantastic trip to Kapiti island. The weather the day before departure was horrible, however the clouds parted and we were blessed with fabulous weather for the two days. Pania was the most fantastic guide and hostess and my...More

Thank gillm122
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful trip into original NZ (mammal free). The only disappointment was not being able to see anything from the top (512 M climb). We were keen to see the South Island etc, but we were in cloud. Birdsong was exquisite.More

Thank Peppy131
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Peppy131, Thanks for reviewing your recent trip to Kapiti Island. Well done on reaching the summit, it's a solid climb. I'm pleased to read you enjoyed the birdsong, we can only imagine what it must have been like on the mainland hundreds of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique opportunity. We had one wet day with the birds and the otherwise quiet rain forest. The next day was bright and sunny with the canopy of trees providing shade. Amazing variety of birds flew and settled close by. Great hospitality, friendly informative staff, delicious...More

Thank May C
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora May, Thanks so much for reviewing your recent stay on Kapiti Island with us. I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit! Awesome that you got to experience Kapiti in both the rain & the sunshine - a different experience, but always...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kapiti Island is surprisingly well maintained and looked after up to today for pests or any other thing that can be harmful to the birds. We had a beautiful sunny weather on the day of our trip, the walk to the summit and through the...More

Thank Tashiana G
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Tashiana G, Thanks for your review. Well done on making it to the summit - it's a great walk, especially on a beautiful day surrounded by the birdsong. We are really proud of our contribution to helping Kapiti Island become (and stay!) a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent day out, beautiful weather, friendy informative staff. Great session run by Pania on the history of Kapiti Island and it's inhabitants - human and wildlife. Lovely walk through regenerating bush rewarded with stunning views and plenty of birdsong and encounters. Kereru are huge!More

Thank marilynrb
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora marilynb, Thanks for reviewing your day trip to Kapiti Island. Awesome to read that you encountered good weather - it's a beautiful place no matter the weather, but is particularly stunning on a sunny day! I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed Pania's...More

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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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