Travel to the beautiful Kapiti Island and walk the tracks, swim in the bay or picnic on the beach surrounded by rare and endangered birds, flora and fauna.
Kapiti Island is an island bird sanctuary and one of New Zealand’s oldest and most accessible nature reserve. It is home to a number of native birds, including takahe, North Island kokako, brown teal, stitchbird (hihi), North Island saddleback (tieke), tomtit (miromiro), fantail (piwakawaka), morepork (ruru), weka and North Island robin (toutouwai).
On this Kapiti Island day trip, you will meet your guide in the morning at Paraparaumu Beach and travel by boat for 20 minutes across the Rauoterangi Channel to Kapiti Island. Here, your guide will give you a brief introduction to the island including stories of local Maori history and the Ngati Toa people.
From there, the island is yours! You can wander the tracks, spot the birds, walk in absolute serenity, swim in the bay, hear from your guide or just or just sit in solitude. Whales can also often be spotted off the island during their migration.
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