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Spend the night in comfort on a world renowned bird sanctuary!

The Lodge on Kapiti Island is more than an overnight stay – it can be a life changing experience. Your stay with us is one of the most unique alternatives to Wellington hotels you could possibly find.

We provide a comfortable, relaxing, nature inspired experience in one of the world’s great conservation environments, with genuine Maori hospitality.

We are the only accommodation provider on Kapiti Island, and offer 3 unique options to truly get the most out of your Kapiti Island experience. 

Find out more about our overnight Kiwi spotting tour here.

The rates are per person.

* If your trip is cancelled by the ferry skipper you could transfer your booking to another date (as long as the date is available) or you can contact us to request a full refund.

View the Overnight Kiwi Spotting Tour itinerary here.

Click here to check our cancellation policy.

Our overnight tour package gives you 2 full days on the island. You'll spend your first day at Rangatira in the middle of the island, with the chance to climb Kapiti's highest peak, or explore the lower tracks through established New Zealand forest. In the afternoon you'll be transported to Waiorua, where you'll spend the night at the lodge. You'll be treated to local beer and wine, and a delicious home cooked meal before heading out after dark on a guided Kiwi spotting walk. 

Staying in a cosy cabin, you'll fall asleep to the sound of calling Kiwi and Weka, Kaka and Ruru. A hot breakfast and fresh coffee will help you experience the world come alive as you watch the sunrise over Waiorua Bay, on one of the oldest sanctuaries in the world.

You'll spend your second day exploring the Waiorua tracks, with a coastal or hill walk available. After a hot lunch at the lodge, you'll depart Kapiti in the afternoon of day 2. 

Leave us a note in the “Special Requirements” field if you’d like a different arrival or departure time - we can also offer an afternoon arrival, or morning departure.

Kapiti Camping

Forget about leaking tents and muddy sleeping bags, we take camping to the next level.

Enjoy your private, secluded corner of paradise in our luxurious tented accommodation.

Rates from $440 per adult.

Sitting between Manuka clad hillsides alive with birdsong, you can bask in the afternoon sun with a glass of wine as our chef prepares your meals. 

We’ve partnered with Canopy Camping to provide a truly unique way of enjoying Kapiti Island, up close and personal!

All bedding and towels are provided.  Please bring your bathroom necessities.


Our cabins are comfortable and warm, lined with native timber, and nestled in the middle of Waiorua valley at Waiorua. 

With stunning views of the native bush covered hillsides, and a cacophony of native bird song surrounding you, you’ll feel at home among nature.

Rates from $415 per adult.

Single, double, and bunk configurations available. Shared toilet and shower facilities are located nearby.

All bedding and towels are provided.  Please bring your bathroom necessities.


Make yourself at home in our coastal bungalow Ensuite option.

This classic Kiwi bach offers comfort and convenience, and priceless ocean view out across Waiorua bay. 

Rates from $460 per adult.

With 2 bedrooms, toilet and shower facilities, as well as extra fold out beds available, our Ensuite accommodation is perfect for couples or family groups.

All bedding and towels are provided.  Please bring your bathroom necessities.