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Kapiti Island

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Address: New Zealand
Activities: Birdwatching

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Over night stay

What a delightful and unexpected piece of New Zealand paradise, saturated with native birds and genuinely shared by islands wonderful caretakers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

What a delightful and unexpected piece of New Zealand paradise, saturated with native birds and genuinely shared by islands wonderful caretakers.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We visited Kapiti Island with Kapiti Marine Charter, landing at Rangitira Point. It's pretty much an all day visit, starting at about 8.15am and ending around 3.00pm, leaving from Paraparaumu beach. The boat trip over to the island is an experience in itself, as the boat is launched from the beach by a tractor. When you get to the island... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Kapiti Island is a beautiful island bird sanctuary just a short boat ride from Paraparaumu on the mainland. There are trips for one day or overnight stays. Bring your camera, walking shoes and warm jacket. There are tracks and coastline to walk to see birds and marine life among the indigenous vegetation.

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

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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