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From NZD $185.00

To experience the richness and wonder of Kapiti Island, book a day tour to Waiorua Bay at the North end of Kapiti.  Here you can learn of the unique balance of conservation, ecology and local human history Kapiti offers.

Our experienced nature guides will walk with you and explain the rich human and ecological history, and help you identify the flora and fauna around you.

Sit down with the family and enjoy a delicious cooked lunch at the Lodge, surrounded by one of the most rich and diverse nature reserves in New Zealand.

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 request a full refund.

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You can expect to see some of our most beautiful and endangered birds up close and personal as you share the space with the locals.

This is New Zealand sightseeing and natural experience at its best. Our Rankers awards and reviews are confirmation that people truly love their experiences with us on the island.

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A full day tour to Waiorua Bay, Kapiti Island, gives you the best of both worlds: a chance to experience a critically important predator free nature reserve, and our famous wh?nau (family) hospitality. Here you can learn of the unique balance of conservation, ecology and local human history that Kapiti offers.

An experienced nature guide will walk with you and share the rich human and ecological stories, and help you identify the flora and fauna around you. From the arrival of the first M?ori to the eradication of the last rat, we will take you through the history of this land.

Sit down with the family and enjoy a delicious cooked lunch at the Lodge, surrounded by one of the most rich and diverse nature reserves in New Zealand. You can expect to see some of our most beautiful and endangered birds up close and personal as you share the space with the locals.

Our ferry departs from Kapiti Boating Club, Paraparaumu Beach, around 9:00am. The ferry will return to Paraparaumu beach around 3:00pm. Ferry sailings may vary by up to an hour depending on numbers. We'll confirm your departure time the day before your trip.

This package includes: ferry transport to and from Kapiti, an introductory talk, 1 hour guided walk, full lunch, and all DOC and council permits.

This tour includes

  • Getting you to Kapiti Island, including ferry booking and all required permits

  • An introduction briefing on arrival with an experienced nature guide

  • A 1 hour guided nature walk.

  • A delicious cooked lunch prepared by our chef at the Lodge

  • Genuine Maori hospitality

  • The opportunity to engage with some of our most beautiful and endangered New Zealand birds like Takahe, Kaka, Weka, Tieke (Saddleback), Kereru, Kakariki and Toutouwai (Robin).

  • Memories to last a lifetime!