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Kapiti Island

Address: New Zealand
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Ranked #206 of 883 Attractions in North Island
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching

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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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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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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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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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