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Kapiti Guided Day Tour - Kapiti Island Nature Tours

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Experience the natural beauty of Kapiti Island on a guided day trip including a delicious cooked lunch.

Experience the natural beauty of Kapiti Island on a guided day trip including a delicious cooked lunch.


  • Experience the beauty of Kapiti Island on day trip from Paraparaumu
  • Learn about the Islands interesting ecological history
  • Enjoy a delicious cooked lunch at the lodge
  • Walk along the trails with an experienced guide
  • See some of New Zealand's most endangered bird species

Departing Paraparaumu a short Ferry ride brings us to Waiorua Bay on Kapiti Island. The island has an interesting history from the arrival of the Maori to the eradication of rats to create this pest-free nature reserve.

On arrival, there will be an introductory talk on the island's history followed by a 1-hour walk led by an experienced nature guide who will help you identify the surrounding flora and fauna.

Once you have worked up an appetite stop at the lodge for a relaxed cooked lunch and enjoy our famous hospitality. Have your camera at the ready to snap some pics of some of New Zealand's most endangered bird species including Takahe, Kaka, Weka, Tieke (Saddleback), Kereru, Kakariki and Toutouwai (Robin).

The ferry will return you to Paraparaumu beach at approximately 3pm.

Prefer ferry only? Book Kapiti Island Ferry

Overnight Kiwi Spotting Tour

Adult $299.00 (Aged 18+)
Child $189.00 (Aged 5 - 17 years)
Infant $19.00 (Aged 0 - 4 years)

What's included

  • Return Ferry from Paraparaumu
  • All DOC and council permits
  • Introductory talk
  • 1 hour guided walk
  • Cooked lunch


  • Allow approximately 8 hours for the whole experience


  • 29 Marine Parade
  • Paraparaumu Beach
  • Paraparaumu 5032
  • New Zealand

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Departs: Our ferry departs from Kapiti Boating Club, Paraparaumu Beach, around 9am.

    Returns: The ferry will return to Paraparaumu beach around 3pm.

    Important: Ferry sailings may vary by up to an hour depending on numbers. We'll confirm your departure time the day before your trip.

  • Customer Cancellations:

    Within 14 days of arrival date: 25% forfeit of the total booking price.

    Within 1 day of arrival date: 100% forfeit of the total booking price.

    Bookme's own terms and conditions also apply.

Available Bookings from 25 Jun to 8 Jul 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$173.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$189.00
  • Infant$19.00

  • Adult$299.00
  • Child$189.00
  • Infant$19.00

  • Adult$299.00
  • Child$189.00
  • Infant$19.00

  • Adult$299.00
  • Child$189.00
  • Infant$19.00

  • Adult$223.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$189.00
  • Infant$19.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


3 reviews

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Marleen Zabeil from Germany wrote on 16 November 2022

Everytime again

I would definitely do this trip again. The Island is great and the hosting Family is very nice! If you have the time to do it, I would recommend the overnight stay there and find some Kiwis in the wild. If you don't have the time, the day trip is wonderful too!

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From Kapiti Guided Day Tour - Kapiti Island Nature Tours

Kia ora Marleen, Thanks for your review! We really appreciate the feedback. Ngā mihi, Danielle

Mathilde Nicolas from France wrote on 11 April 2024

Sunny peaceful place for bird watching

We had a guided tour day on the island, that was a great day! The guide was excellent, lively and passionate (he actually lives on the island and his ancestors have owned a land here for years). The food for lunch was very good (buffet) and most important, we were able to see a lot of birds, the conservation/preservation work done in the reserve is impressive! We don't regret our money ;)

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Fleur Fenwick from New Zealand wrote on 23 April 2023

Mr Rex jones

My dad, rex jones thought the experience was great. The walk to the top of the trail for older walkers(over 70s) was really too hard for him. rex thought older people should really be cautioned on the steepness and the time at slow walking pace. Thankyou.

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