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.
This overnight package gives you 2 full days on the island. You’ll spend your first day at Rangatira in the middle of the island, with the chance to climb Kapiti’s highest peak, or explore the lower tracks through established New Zealand forest. We can arrange a packed lunch for you if requested in advance, otherwise you’ll need to bring a packed lunch and drink for your 1st day.
In the afternoon you’ll be transported to Waiorua Bay at the North End, where you’ll spend the night at the lodge. You’ll be treated to local beer and wine, and a delicious home cooked meal before heading out after dark on a guided Kiwi spotting walk.
Staying in a Luxurious Glamping Tent, you’ll fall asleep to the sound of calling Kiwi and Weka, Kaka and Ruru. A hot breakfast and fresh coffee will help you experience the world come alive as you watch the sunrise over Waiorua Bay, on one of the oldest sanctuaries in the world.
You’ll spend your second day exploring the North End tracks, with a coastal or hill walk available. After a hot lunch at the lodge, you’ll depart Kapiti in the afternoon of day 2.
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 an experienced nature guide
- 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