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Kapiti Island

New Zealand
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Ranked #224 of 933 Attractions in North Island
Type: Islands
Activities: Birdwatching
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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I would thoroughly recommend people to your terrific place. The people and the food was just wonderful. The Bush ,bird life, tracts , signage along the tracts, resting places were so good.  The sleeping arrangements superb, warm and comfortable. I thought it just wonderful and hope that a lot of visitors get to visit the Kapati island in the future.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had a couple of days to kill in Wellington, so we thought a tramp to the top of Kapiti Island would help pass the time. How pleasantly surprised we were! It's a 10 minute boat ride from Paraparumu to arrive on the island to a wee briefing on the island. We walked to the top via the trig track... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I went on the day trip to Kapiti Island yesterday and it has been the highlight of my holiday so far! If you like being outside in the elements and seeing lots of bird life then definitely make this trip. We got onto the boat and had a great little crossing over to the island, as it is out of... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

a group of us shared a fantastic overnight on Kapiti Island after a bit of a tramp up to the lookout point. The scenery is unblemished, the food is excellent and plentiful, the birds are everywhere, the water is crystal clear, the welcome and hospitality is just as it should be....wholehearted and genuine. The briefings we received about the island,... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was a valentines day gift. We booked a day late in Feb and had a great day. Used Kapiti Charters for the ferry.. it was a very noise boat, but it only takes 10 mins. Heaps of birds to see, and you get quite close to them. Lots of plants too. Even saw a seal ! The walk to... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

How can anyone not give this 5 stars. What an amazing experience. I went for the overnight kiwi tour. Looking out from the ferry trip over it looks like you are approaching jurassic park. The tour started with a morning in the middle of the island to climb to the top. This is quite strenuous, but if relatively fit it... More

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Levin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A little ferry takes you across to the island from Paraparaumu Beach. You are greeted onto the island by Amo - a charming, welcoming Maori lady, whose family own this part of the island. It is her family who run the Nature Tours. She runs a 'Lodge' where you are welcome to have lunch or a cup of tea. Very... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Basic accomodation but the people are very friendly without being overbearing, the ideal combination: You feel welcome and you are given your own space. The food is very good. The tours are excellent, the guides really know their island and the birds it is very interesting. The island is a gem. A must if you can do it.

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Canberra, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We had a fantastic day trip to Kapiti Island with Ngati Toa Kapiti Tours. I'm still not sure what the difference is between the three operators but we give these guys our highest recommendation. Very professional and fast good boat to get across. We opted for the tour guide and it was a great decision. We learned not only about... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

If you like peace beauty birds and amazing nature this is the place for you the north end is alittle easier and has a lovely lodge there Kapiti Island Nature Tours lovely food and people a true kiwi experience

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