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Kapiti Island Nature Tours

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“bird life”(20 reviews)
“kiwi spotting”(11 reviews)
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Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand's most visited places for bird watchers. It 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...
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Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu 5542, New Zealand
8.3 km to Kapiti Coast Airport
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Kapiti Island is an amazing reserve, and provides a powerful perspective on what New Zealand might have looked like before the arrival of humans. The variety and number of birds, the density of the forest, and the cacophony of bird calls is amazing. This can...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We didn't get to visit the island. On the morning of the trip it poured with rain, strong winds. We received a text advising us that the boat would leave later than originally advised and that it would take us straight to the lodge, missing...More

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Response from Manaaki B, General Manager at Kapiti Island Nature ToursResponded 11 March 2018

Kia ora margitrawlins. Unfortunately we are a weather dependent activity, and as you mentioned the weather was atrocious this week. We won't take the ferry out in unsafe conditions, which is the reason for the change in sailing times and the inability to visit Rangatira....More

Reviewed 25 December 2017

We visited the DOC nature reserve on 10 December and transferred to our upmarket camping accommodation at the north end of the island that night . We found the experience of untouched nature brilliant and the authentic hospitality of the lodge hosts a great memory...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Brilliant venue, marvellous manaakitanga, comfortable accommodation, fresh and delicious meals, and a unique opportunity to live up close to nature. We took advantage of the opportunity for guided walks although it is easy to find ones own way around too. It isn't cheap but worth...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Took some visitors from Melbourne to Kapiti Island because we KNEW they would love the place as much as we do. The weather came up trumps - sunshine but not too hot, with a light breeze which was welcome on the energetic hike to the...More

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Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand's most visited places for bird watchers. It is blessed with an abundance of native and endangered species like Little Spotted Kiwi, Takahe, and the cheeky Kaka who have not ...More 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. Stay overnight and experience a night guided walk to see Kiwi and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Maori whanau (family) who live on the Island. Kapiti Island is just 40 minutes north of Wellington, New Zealand's capital city. Accommodation options include a unique Canopy Camping luxury tent and ensuite nature cabins. Less
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"They will try and NOT cancel the trip at any cost, despite atrocious weather, as that way they don't have..."
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"We stayed in a twin cabin, which was nice. The 'glamping' tents looked lovely though!"
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"Go for the "glamping"!"
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"I didn't stay overnight but the Lodge looked very comfortable"
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