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Kapiti Island Nature Tours

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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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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

Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature ToursResponded 8 October 2018

Kia ora SDTwit, Firstly I would like to belatedly thank you for taking the time to share such a thorough review of your trip to Kapiti Island. We appreciate all feedback as it allows us to maintain, and where necessary, improve upon the service we...More

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

Date of stay: February 2018
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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

Date of stay: December 2017
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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

Date of stay: November 2017
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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

Date of stay: November 2017
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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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New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Paraparaumu
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New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Paraparaumu
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"They will try and NOT cancel the trip at any cost, despite atrocious weather, as that way they don't..."
margitrawlins
8 Mar 2018
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"We stayed in a twin cabin, which was nice. The 'glamping' tents looked lovely though!"
Radichs
9 May 2017
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"Go for the "glamping"!"
kayew632
20 Jan 2017
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"I didn't stay overnight but the Lodge looked very comfortable"
patm6
16 Dec 2016
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