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Kapiti Day Tour - Kapiti Island Nature Tours

Experience the natural beauty of Kapiti Island on a guided day trip including a delicious cooked lunch.


  • Experience the beauty of Kapiti Island on day trip from Paraparaumu
  • Learn about the Islands interesting ecological history
  • Enjoy a delicious cooked lunch at the lodge
  • Walk along the trails with an experienced guide
  • See some of New Zealand's most endangered bird species

Departing Paraparaumu a short Ferry ride brings us to Waiorua Bay on Kapiti Island. The island has an interesting history from the arrival of the Maori to the eradication of rats to create this pest-free nature reserve.

On arrival, there will be an introductory talk on the island's history followed by a 1-hour walk led by an experienced nature guide who will help you identify the surrounding flora and fauna.

Once you have worked up an appetite stop at the lodge for a relaxed cooked lunch and enjoy our famous hospitality. Have your camera at the ready to snap some pics of some of New Zealand's most endangered bird species including Takahe, Kaka, Weka, Tieke (Saddleback), Kereru, Kakariki and Toutouwai (Robin).

The ferry will return you to Paraparaumu beach at approximately 3pm.

Prefer ferry only? Book Kapiti Island Ferry

Overnight Kiwi Spotting Tour

Adult $185.00 (Aged 18+)
Child $125.00 (Aged 5 - 17 years)
Infant $0.00 (Aged 0 - 4 years)

What's included

  • Return Ferry from Paraparaumu
  • All DOC and council permits
  • Introductory talk
  • 1 hour guided walk
  • Cooked lunch


  • Allow approximately 8 hours for the whole experience


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

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Departs: Our ferry departs from Kapiti Boating Club, Paraparaumu Beach, around 9am.

    Returns: The ferry will return to Paraparaumu beach around 3pm.

    Important: Ferry sailings may vary by up to an hour depending on numbers. We'll confirm your departure time the day before your trip.

  • Customer Cancellations:

    Within 14 days of arrival date: 25% forfeit of the total booking price.

    Within 1 day of arrival date: 100% forfeit of the total booking price.

    Bookme's own terms and conditions also apply.

Available Bookings from 24 Sep to 30 Sep 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Thu 29 Sep
Fri 30 Sep

  • Adult$185.00
  • Child$125.00
  • Infant Free

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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    Child Aged 5 - 17 years

      Infant Aged 0 - 4 years

        *This option must be made together with another price type.

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