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Kapiti Island

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Address: New Zealand
Activities: Birdwatching

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Kapiti Island Overnight visit

Beautiful place, very special. We were very well looked after by the staff during our stay including staying overnight on the Island. An unforgettable experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place, very special. We were very well looked after by the staff during our stay including staying overnight on the Island. An unforgettable experience!

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oswestry
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We booked a 2 day one night stay on island with kapiti island nature tours our first booking was cancelled due to rough seas so we rebooked it a few days later. We had a nature walk booked on South which helped us identify local birds and trees there is plenty of walking on South to fill your day. We... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We went to kapiti Island recently with Kapiti Island Nature Tours and stayed overnight at the Lodge on the North end of the island. It was an experience of a lifetime for my bird watching husband! We enjoyed an excellent guided tour round part of the South end of the island, which helped us start to identify some of the... More 

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Amberley, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If bird-watching is one of your interests you will love Kapiti Island and appreciate all the work that has gone into making it predator-free. There are a few companies approved by the Dept. of Conservation for taking tours to the Island. We went for a day trip to Rangatira Point with Ngati Toa Kapiti Tours. Costs were $75 for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I had the pleasure of taking my family to Kapiti Island between Christmas and New Year. It was a great experience. Jenny and her team at the Kapiti Explorer did a great job and the skipper of the boat made us feel really safe. My daughter is five and doesn’t swim. The Island itself was awesome and we managed to... More 

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dubai
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I brought my 2 boys, age 11 and 2.5 years old, to this island sanctuary for birds and stayed overnight for the guided kiwi tour. It was organised by the Kapiti Island Nature Tours which included ferry transfers, guided tours and overnight stay and meals. On the 1st day, we hiked to the summit, which is 521m and it would... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

we stayed overnight in early Nov.14 a wonderful experience despite the wind meaning we had to leave at breakfast. food,wildlife and guides excellent as were all at Lodges. we stayed in shared bunk room as a 4 would have preferred separate but no real issue and we all felt lucky to have stayed on this bird paradise

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Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The walk up to the top of Kapiti Island is a must, not easy if you are not reasonably fit, track challenging, view great and looking for birds is fun, history and area of the Island is interesting. Thoroughly enjoyable. It is not particularly cheap to do but worth it.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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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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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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