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Kapiti Island Day Tour

Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Kapiti Island Day Tour

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Safety measures
icon5 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand’s best-kept nature sanctuaries and a predator-free haven for native birds. On this day trip to the island, take a ferry from Paraparaumu Beach and spend your day walking the island, identifying kākā, kōkako, kererū and more with the help of your nature guide. Enjoy a chef-prepared lunch on the island before you head back to the mainland.
  • Learn about the island’s deep history and rich wildlife from your guides
  • Don’t get tied up in bureaucracy: all permits are organised prior to your tour
  • Avoid a long drive: Paraparaumu is just 30 miles north of Wellington
  • Dine with your hosts, a local Māori family deeply connected to the land
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Return ferry transportation from Paraparaumu Beach to Kapiti Island
Department of Conservation and local council permits
An introductory talk from an experienced and passionate local guide
Lunch prepared by chef at The Lodge
A 1hr guided nature/history walk.
Hosted by a local Maori family who have been telling the stories of this land for generations
Coffee and/or Tea
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities (not required)

Departure Point

29 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand

Directions: Drive north fm Wellington City on State Highway 1. When you reach the town of Paraparaumu, turn left at traffic lights, follow Kapiti Road to the Kapiti Boating Club at the end of the road, take the 1st exit left on to Marine Parade, cafe is on corner of Howell Rd & Marine Parade.

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand

You will return to the beach at Paraparaumu Beach, in front of the Kapiti Boating Club.

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please contact us between 7-7:15am on the day of your tour to confirm your check in time and that the tour is going ahead. Ph: 0800 527 484.
  • Lodge closed during June/July/August for annual maintenance
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kapiti Island Nature Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Kapiti Island Day Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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