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Your best chance of seeing Little Spotted Kiwi in their natural habitat

From NZD $393.00 per adult/$230 per child

Whether you’re a local or visiting from overseas, seeing Kiwi in their natural habitat is an experience not to be missed. Kapiti Island is home to over 1,200 Little Spotted Kiwi (LSK), making it the most prolific population of LS Kiwi to be found, and one of the most reliable opportunities to see them in the wild. 

Please understand that Little Spotted Kiwi on Kapiti Island are not in captivity.  Accordingly, we cannot guarantee their behaviour or sightings on any given night.

Spend the night and enjoy our famous hospitality and delicious meals, surrounded by stunning native bush and some of our most rare and beautiful native birds.

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Our website tour package gives you 2 full days on the island, spending your first day at Rangatira in the middle of the island, and your second day at the North End. We have other options including an afternoon arrival or morning departure. You can contact us to arrange any other tour configuration.

Accommodation options include our comfy cabins, luxurious glamping tents, or the beach bungalow with ensuite. You can view the accommodation options here.

The rates are per person.

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

This tour includes

  • Morning ferry transport to the middle of the island (Rangatira) for the first day of your visit

  • Introductory talk and welcome from one of our experienced nature guides

  • Afternoon ferry transport from Rangatira to the Lodge at the north end of the island

  • Unique overnight accommodation at our lovely Lodge, with the choice of Cabin, Tent or Ensuite accommodation

  • Wonderful meals cooked by our Chef at the Lodge (dinner, breakfast and lunch provided, you will need to bring a packed lunch for day one)

  • A night time guided Kiwi spotting walk with an experienced and knowledgable guide

  • Genuine Maori hospitality

  • The opportunity to engage with endangered New Zealand birds like Takahe, Kaka, Weka, Tieke (Saddleback), Kereru, Kokako, Hihi, and Toutouwai (Robin) within the lush regenerating native bush

  • Afternoon ferry returns you to the mainland

  • Department of Conservation permits.

  • Memories to last a lifetime