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Enjoy a day exploring a predator-free paradise

From NZD $249

Get up close to rare kaka, kokako, takahe and hihi. Wander tracks fringed with dense forest or climb the island’s 521m peak for panoramic views. 

Ferries depart the mainland in the morning. On arrival you’ll be welcomed by a guide who’ll give an introductory korero (talk), explain island tikanga (etiquette) and also suggest the best hikoi (walking) options for your group. 

From there you can explore at your own pace. You’ll have 6 hours on the island before catching your return ferry back to Paraparaumu Beach.

Rangatira Loop - Family favourite

Easy walk through regenerating forest and coastal shrubland. See whaling station artefacts and the historic whare. Explore the wetlands via a boardwalk. 

Wilkinson Track - Most popular

A more challenging climb to the island’s highest point to see stunning panoramic views. A picnic area and hihi (stitchbird) feeding station is on the way up, offering a chance to see one of New Zealand’s rarest birds.

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  • 2 Adults, 2 children 
  • Additional children $50pp (under 5 free)
  • Price includes DOC permits
  • Use promo code WHANAU22 at checkout
  • Valid for sailings till 31 October 2022

Prefer a guided walk with a delicious cooked lunch?
You’ll want our Kapiti Day Tour. Click here to learn more.

What to bring
- Your own lunch and drinking water
- Sturdy footwear
- Warm clothing and a waterproof jacket as the weather can change quickly.

On the island
A shelter and toilets are available on the Island.

Ferry service
Choose your preferred departure time at checkout. Departures are from Kapiti Boating Club, Paraparaumu Beach. If your trip is cancelled by the ferry skipper you can transfer to another available date or request a refund. Click here to check our cancellation policy.

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