Kapiti Island Day Tour

North Island, New Zealand
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Kapiti Island Day Tour
24 hours
5 hours
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Your ferry departs daily from Paraparaumu Beach, roughly 1-hour drive north of Wellington City. You can choose to board the ferry at 9am, and return at the same time the next day.

On arrival you will be greeted by your experienced nature guide who will tell you stories of Kapiti Island's incredibly rich human and conservation history - from heroic Maori warriors to some of the world’s first dedicated conservationists.

Walking paths on Kapiti Island are well marked, and vary in difficulty from easy 1-hour flat walks to more demanding 3-4-hour hill climbs to stunning views. Wherever you choose to walk you'll be surrounded by a huge range of endemic New Zealand bird life.

Meals and accommodation are based at the Lodge - an intimate experience with a small number of guests. The chef selects local wine, beer, and produce to create an unforgettable dining experience (all included in price).

After dinner you embark on a night walk through grassland and bush, led by an experienced Kiwi spotting guide, to try and spot a wild Kiwi bird in its natural habitat. This is one of the most successful, easy, and enjoyable Kiwi spotting experiences in the world. Under a night sky undimmed by light pollution you can enjoy the sights and sounds of wild New Zealand by night.


  • Return ferry transportation from Paraparaumu Beach to Kapiti Island
  • Department of Conservation and local council permits
  • An introductory talk from an experienced and passionate local guide
  • All meals and refreshments prepared by chef at The Lodge
  • Unique overnight accommodation in our glamping style tents
  • An evening Kiwi spotting tour: 1.5 hours of gentle walking through varied habitat to experience New Zealand wildlife by night, including the Little Spotted Kiwi (one of 5 species of Kiwi)
  • An evening of food, wine and conversation with a local Maori family who have been telling the stories of this land for generations
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (not required)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Lodge closed during June/July/August for annual maintenance

Meeting Point

The ferry departs from the Kapiti Boating Club, located at Paraparaumu Beach
Departure Time:
9am, with check in 30 minutes prior to departure.
Return Details:
Return to same departure location


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