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Kapiti Island Nature Tours

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“kiwi spotting”(24 reviews)
“the north end”(23 reviews)
“bird life”(63 reviews)
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Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand's most visited places for bird watchers. It is an internationally renowned sanctuary and is blessed with an abundance of native and endangered species like Little Spotted Kiwi, Takahe, and the cheeky Kaka who have...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Manly Street, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
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+64 21 126 7525
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went with Kapiti Is Nature Tours for a day trip to the island and were really impressed with every part of it. All the staff were super friendly and laidback, while still being professional and efficient. The bit trip was really fun, DOC talk interesting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank healylisa1
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were most impressed with the quality of this experience. The food, the accommodation, the attention and friendliness of the staff, were all outstanding. Manaaki's knowledge and passion for the history of the island and his family's role in the preservation of the flora and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PKbirdnut
Reviewed 5 days ago

After a smooth and swift check-in Kapiti Island Nature Tours in the morning we took the short boat ride over to the Island where we enjoyed one of the more interesting short talks I've had in a while. Then spent the next few hours enjoying...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank patricka_NZ
Reviewed 6 days ago

Everything about this- the beautiful walks through the bush, the gracious hospitality, the peace of sitting on the cabin porch while watching the birds, the evening kiwi spotting opportunity- was great. It was even made better by having perfect weather AND spotting a kiwi in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CAPPS_4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hospitality, meals and guiding at night for Little spotted kiwi by our friendly hosts. To see many NZ's birds singing and in flight, as it use to be before rats and cats came along. A sheer delight to our visiting group.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank forsytherik
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a party of 10 Adults and 2 children and we came across to Rangitira for the day. We had a great day. While the Hutt Valley was experiencing thunder storms and torrential rain (Featherston was flooded), we were slapping on sunscreen and enjoying...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kapiti_manuhiri
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Kapiti_manuhiri, Thanks for your review of your group trip to Kāpiti Island! It's amazing how different the weather in Aotearoa can be such a short distance away - I'm pleased you struck fine weather on the motu (island) & had a memorable day....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent day out , well organised, great communication before hand confirming details. The guided tour by Wayne was excellent . Wayne is very enthusiastic. The lunch also was of an exceptional high standard, yum thanks. Highly recommend as a day out.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Helen W
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Helen, Thanks for your review of your recent day trip to Kāpiti Island with us. I'm pleased everything ran smoothly & that Wayne was a great host. It's pretty special to have had our whanau living on the island for such a long...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Helped by perfect Kapiti Coast weather, the day was spectacular from start to finish. Entertaining ferry captain, extremely knowledgeable guide, beautiful scenery, tasty lunch and amazing birdlife. I would highly recommend this tour and this organisation. Great communication from time of booking to morning of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen C
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Karen, Thanks for reviewing your visit to Kāpiti Island with us. I'm pleased you enjoyed the day & would recommend this tour - we really appreciate word of mouth referrals! Other guests I've spoken to agree with you that staying overnight is a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Contrary to previous reviews, you should expect changing conditions on a daily basis as part of traveling. The weather can change, the ocean conditions can change so don't be disappointed if your boat trip to the island is cancelled. Just reschedule if you have the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank f16addict
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora f16addict, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to Kāpiti Island. You've hit the nail on the head - the weather is one of the few variables we can't control & we sometimes encounter 3 or even 4 seasons in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day-hike, overnight stay, and night walk. The staff were SO accommodating and friendly. THANKS for everything!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davewI2138VO
DanielleBarrett, Public Relations Manager at Kapiti Island Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora davewI2138VO, Thanks so much for reviewing your recent visit to Kāpiti Island.I'm so pleased to find you found our team friendly & accommodating - we try to make sure our manuhiri (visitors) have a great experience when they visit this special place. We...More

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Response from RalphJGreen | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do need to book. It is the height of the Summer season so it would be wise to do it earlier rather than later. You can leave it to a few days before but why take a risk. I would do it as soon as you have... More
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