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Paraparaumu beach

Absolutely stunning beach, amazing park/outdoor space for kids to place and families to picnic and... read more

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mandawicks1982nz
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just tried and got an overnight package. Kapiti is the only place i would leave everything behind... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning beach, amazing park/outdoor space for kids to place and families to picnic and the sunsets are breathtakingly beautiful ♡

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mandawicks1982nz
Reviewed November 17, 2018

just tried and got an overnight package. Kapiti is the only place i would leave everything behind to help to save some treasures of our planet. But the people, specially the girls do already the best to do it for the rest of the world....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maggie4659
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Only a limited number of people are allowed on the Island per day. You have to catch a boat from the Kapiti Boat Club and takes around 15-20 minutes to get to the predator free island (you have about 6 hrs on the island). There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rodman100
Reviewed May 11, 2018

I'm one of the lucky ones - when I stand on my deck and face north I can see the top half of "our" island. We make a point of touching base with it at least once a year. Every time we go the trees...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lesley B
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Amazing island that is being allowed / helped to return to native flora and fauna. Fun boat trip over to the island a moderate enjoyable 2 Hour path walk to the top for spectacular views. The indigenous birds are plentiful and certainly easy to hear...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Louise P
Reviewed March 10, 2018

This is a beautiful island with lovely walks. The food is excellent too. But we went because it was a bird sanctuary and predator free and because we wanted to attempt to see Little Spotted Kiwi in the wild. The combination of so many noisy...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank goldfinchUK
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Wonderful day trip, with a little planning needed to get there but worth it. It took over 100 years to create a predator-free native environment on this "last chance" island for endangered native birds and the plants that sustain them. Native forests destroyed by human...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed February 16, 2018

My wife and I were in the midst of a three week tour of the north and south islands of New Zealand, with a special interest in the unique birding life. Inclement weather had already led to cancellation of our Tiritiri Matangi visit in Auckland,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank petergoode2
Reviewed January 27, 2018

New Zealand has only one type of terrestrial mammal, a few species of bats. So birds largely filled the ecological niches occupied in other parts of the world by mammals. On Kapiti Island which has been cleared of mammals the environment is very much as...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Wijehaba
Reviewed January 23, 2018

Excellent and interesting day trip to the Nature Reserve. Boat service on time and staff friendly. We took the optional guided walk and our guide was interesting and knowledgeable. The walk to the top of the island took about 1 hr. There are 2 options...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Catherine E
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Kia ora If your visit is strongly species focused, our recommendation is to visit Rangatira(Middle) Island landing. This will definitely enhance your prospects for Kokako, Saddleback & Stitchbird. Timing is important for... More
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