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Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most important nature reserves, and a place rich in human history. 4

As a world-renowned bird sanctuary, and as a result of years of conservation efforts, Kapiti Island is blessed with an abundance of native and endangered species like Little Spotted Kiwi, Takahe, and the cheeky Kaka who have not survived so well on the mainland. Kapiti is one of the oldest and most secure publicly accessible nature reserves in the world. Free of all introduced pests and predators, visitors can expect to see many endemic bird species that are already extinct on the mainland.

Want to tick Kapiti Island off your bucket list? We’ve got you covered with return ferry travel, doc permits & an Island introduction from a Kapiti Island Nature Tours guide. The ferry will take you to Rangatira Point, in the middle of Kapiti Island. Here you’ll have the chance to climb the island’s highest peak, or enjoy the lower tracks through old established forest. Pack a lunch & make a day of it, this option is ideal for those who want to see Kapiti at their own pace!

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

For us here at Chuffed, we feel that Kapiti Island is probably one of the lesser-appreciated gems in New Zealand. We could write the most inspirational paragraph here about the Island, its history, and the many native & endangered species that call it home, but we know we’d never do it justice. To fully appreciate Kapiti Island, you need to visit for yourself, and here is your opportunity! 

Day Trip Ferry to Kapiti Island

6 Hours

$149 NZD

Catch the Ferry to Kapiti Island and explore this wildlife sanctuary, bring your own lunch & make a day of exploring the wonders of the Island

Experience provided by

Kapiti Island Nature Tours

Important Information

*Please note that Kapiti Island experiences are not available from May 29th- October 1st, 2022 *

  • The ferry departs from the Kapiti Boating Club at Paraparaumu Beach approximately 9:00am (please check your sailing time with reservations the night before as sailing times can change), and returns at approximately 3:00pm.
  • Ferry travel is weather dependent & may be cancelled if conditions are unsuitable
  • You’ll need to bring your own lunch with you.
  • Suitable walking clothing is recommended, along with seasonal items like rainjackets, sunscreen, water etc

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