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Overnight Kiwi Spotting Tour - Kapiti Island Nature Tours

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Experience an overnight stay on the beautiful Kapiti Island with 2 full days to explore and a guided Kiwi spotting walk at night.

Highlights

  • Spend two days and one night exploring the stunning Kapiti Island
  • Get the chance to see Little Spotted Kiwi in their natural environment at night
  • Delicious meals prepared by our chef
  • Unique accommodation options at our Lodge - Cabin, Glamping Tent or Ensuite
  • Free time to explore the islands beautiful walking tracks
  • Return ferry included

This all-inclusive two-day, overnight island adventure is perfect for nature lovers and those looking to get a taste of New Zealand and kiwi hospitality.

Home to over 1,200 Little Spotted Kiwi this island nature reserve is one of the best locations for a chance to see these endangered native birds in the wild.

Departing Paraparaumu Beach in the morning we drop you at Rangatira Point, located in the middle of Kapiti Island. You’ll have the chance to climb the island’s highest peak or enjoy the lower tracks through old established forest after an introductory talk from one of our experienced nature guides.

In the afternoon meet the ferry for a short ride to the North End of the island, Waiorua Bay, where our Lodge is located. Get settled into your unique accommodation before tucking into a delicious home cooked dinner prepared by our onsite chef.

Once the sun has set it is time for the highlight of the tour - a guided Kiwi spotting walk! Your experienced nature guide knows the best spots where you will be likely to see these beautiful creatures enjoying their pest-free island haven.

Wake up to the fabulous sunrise over the bay and enjoy a cooked breakfast with tea and coffee before setting off to explore the north end of Kapiti Island. The tracks offer options for a 2-hour coastal walk, or a 2.5-hour hill loop to enjoy the amazing views of the rugged northern coastline.

Once you have worked up an appetite, head back to the Lodge for a hot lunch before departing the island on the afternoon ferry.

Prefer ferry only? Book Kapiti Island Ferry

Prefer Day Tour and Lunch? Book Kapiti Island Day Tour

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Morning ferry transport to the middle of the island - Rangatira
  • Introductory talk and welcome from one of our experienced nature guides
  • Free time to explore walking trails
  • Afternoon ferry from Rangatira to the Lodge at the north end of the island - Waiorua Bay
  • Enjoy a local beer or wine with a home cooked dinner
  • A night time guided Kiwi spotting walk with an experienced guide
  • Overnight stay at our lovely Lodge - choice of Cabin, Tent or Ensuite accommodation
  • Day 2 - Enjoy a hot cooked breakfast and coffee
  • Spend your second day exploring the North End tracks, with a coastal or hill walk available
  • After a hot lunch at the lodge, you'll depart Kapiti in the afternoon of day two
Adult Ensuite $445.00
Child Ensuite $285.00 (Aged 5 - 17 years)
Infant Ensuite $0.00 (Aged 0 - 4 years)
Adult Glamping $420.00
Child Glamping $260.00 (Aged 5 - 17 years)
Infant Glamping $0.00 (Aged 0 - 4 years)
Adult Cabin $395.00
Child Cabin $230.00 (Aged 5 - 17 years)
Infant Cabin $0.00 (Aged 0 - 4 years)

What's included

  • Return ferry transport
  • Meals cooked by our Chef at the Lodge (dinner, breakfast and lunch provided, you will need to bring a packed lunch for day one)
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Guided Kiwi spotting walk
  • All bedding supplied (towels are provided in the ensuite option only)

Duration

  • The duration of this experience is 2 days

Location

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

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • 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 03 May to 09 May 2023

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  • Adult Ensuite$445.00
  • Child Ensuite$285.00
  • Infant Ensuite Free

  • Adult Ensuite$356.00
  • Child Ensuite$285.00
  • Infant Ensuite Free

  • Adult Ensuite$445.00
  • Child Ensuite$285.00
  • Infant Ensuite Free

  • Adult Ensuite$445.00
  • Child Ensuite$285.00
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  • Adult Ensuite$445.00
  • Child Ensuite$285.00
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  • Adult Ensuite$356.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Ensuite$285.00
  • Infant Ensuite Free

  • Adult Ensuite$445.00
  • Child Ensuite$285.00
  • Infant Ensuite Free

  • Adult Glamping$336.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Glamping$260.00
  • Infant Glamping Free

  • Adult Glamping$420.00
  • Child Glamping$260.00
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  • Adult Glamping$420.00
  • Child Glamping$260.00
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  • Adult Glamping$336.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Glamping$260.00
  • Infant Glamping Free

  • Adult Glamping$336.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Glamping$260.00
  • Infant Glamping Free

  • Adult Glamping$420.00
  • Child Glamping$260.00
  • Infant Glamping Free

  • Adult Glamping$420.00
  • Child Glamping$260.00
  • Infant Glamping Free

  • Adult Cabin$395.00
  • Child Cabin$230.00
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  • Adult Cabin$395.00
  • Child Cabin$230.00
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  • Adult Cabin$316.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Cabin$230.00
  • Infant Cabin Free

  • Adult Cabin$395.00
  • Child Cabin$230.00
  • Infant Cabin Free

  • Adult Cabin$395.00
  • Child Cabin$230.00
  • Infant Cabin Free

  • Adult Cabin$316.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Cabin$230.00
  • Infant Cabin Free

  • Adult Cabin$316.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Cabin$230.00
  • Infant Cabin Free

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

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

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Lisa from New Zealand wrote on 06 April 2022

Birds, Bush & Manaakitanga

Kapiti Island is a very special place. The chance to see and hear so many of our wonderful birds was wonderful. Our hosts were fabulous with their care of us, their stories, the accommodation, the wonderful food. I very much appreciated been able to experience the wonders of Kapiti Island.

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Wendy Hillerich from New Zealand wrote on 07 March 2022

Fabulous place

Beautiful sanctuary and lovely people. Really enjoyed it.

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