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Kapiti Island

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+64 800 527 484
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Kapiti Island Tour Including Car Museum by Helicopter and Train from Wellington
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“the north end” (6 reviews)
“day trip” (13 reviews)
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+64 800 527 484
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"paraparaumu beach"
in 5 reviews
"the north end"
in 6 reviews
"day trip"
in 13 reviews
"wood pigeon"
in 4 reviews
"bird sanctuary"
in 4 reviews
"guided walk"
in 4 reviews
"native birds"
in 4 reviews
"overnight stay"
in 3 reviews
"introductory talk"
in 3 reviews
"new zealand"
in 10 reviews
"island sanctuary"
in 2 reviews
"food is excellent"
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"very special place"
in 2 reviews
"nature reserve"
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"marine life"
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"an adventure"
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"feeders"
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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

Thank Lesley B
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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

Thank Louise P
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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

Thank goldfinchUK
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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

Thank CarolDM1900
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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

Thank petergoode2
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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

Thank Wijehaba
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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

Thank Catherine E
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

We spent a day on this precious, yet sizeable, island bird sanctuary, founded in the 1890s. It is one of the most advanced efforts to restore New Zealand's ecology from the ravages of invasive western species. There are a number of birds to see, and...More

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Reviewed February 7, 2017

I've stayed overnight on Kapiti Island a couple of times now. I love the island - and would go back multiple times - but have been underwhelmed by the overnight stay both times. Much could be done to improve the accommodation, including fixing the holes...More

9  Thank aiakar
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Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful trip over night to see if we could spot the Little brown kiwis that live there. We were lucky enough to see two at close range and hear another two! Important to wear rustle free clothing. Other than that the island is full of...More

1  Thank D P
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caroline2112s
May 8, 2018|
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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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