Kapiti Island, North Island

4.5
#111 of 204 in Nature in North Island
Explore the landscapes of Kapiti Island and see kiwis in their natural habitat. Explore the island's natural treasures with a guide, or take a self-guided tour with introductory information. During your sightseeing you'll encounter a lot of birds, such as fantails, bellbirds, and takahes. Book an overnight tour to go kiwi-spotting and spend the night on the island. Plan your visit to Kapiti Island and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Te Awamutu online trip maker .
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  • We spent a day on this precious, yet sizeable, island bird sanctuary, founded in the 1890s. It is one of the most advanced efforts to restore New Zealand's ecology from the ravages of invasive western...  more »
  • I've stayed overnight on Kapiti Island a couple of times now. I love the island - and would go back multiple times - but have been underwhelmed by the overnight stay both times. Much could be done to ...  more »
  • Wonderful trip over night to see if we could spot the Little brown kiwis that live there. We were lucky enough to see two at close range and hear another two! Important to wear rustle free clothing. O...  more »

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