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5-Hour Rangatira Kapiti Island Eco Experience

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    What to Expect
    Your are few click away from booking an experience of a life time to one of New Zealand's conversation jewels; Kapiti Island. (No permit required we take care of that for you)

    Soak up the beauty, hear the stories of the Ngati Toa Maori people, spot whales (in season) sea birds, rare and endangered native birds in their natural environment free of predators such as rats, stoats and possums.  Spot your favorites , Tui, Kereru the fat chicken, Mr Weka, critically endangered Takahae, Hihi commonly called the stich bird, NZ Falcon,  the saddle back scratching around on the ground, that's just to name a few, oh don't forget the fantail. 

    Feel like you have like you have been taken back in time as you walk through stunning native bush spotting rare native birds found no where else in the world.  You will see birds which are on the brink of extinction.

    Ko te Waewae Kapiti o Tara Raua ko Rangitane , "Kapiti Island" (Translated this means boundaries between the Ngai Tara and Rangitane tribal lands)

    Ancestral home of Nagti Toa Rangitira, Tangata Whenua and Kiatiaki of this beautiful land. 

    Sit on the beach in peace and admire the rugged coastline or swim in the Kapiti Marine reserve, picnic on the lawn or down by the bay.  

    The choice is yours!

    What you get
    • Meet your guide at the Kapiti boat club for your introduction and bio security clearance
    • Board our purpose built 10.5 meter, 400 horse jet boat and ride across Rauoterangi channel to Kapiti island ( 6 nautical miles) which takes about 20 minutes
    • Launching is an experience in itself with the tractor backing you into the ocean. (100% safety record over 23 years)
    • Land at Rangitira point and you are there "paradise" feel like you have stepped back in time
    • 20 minute presentation at the Department of Conservation center on the island
    • Take one our our one hour guided walks with experienced guide or explore yourself (Booking essential guided walk limited to 10 per trip)
    • Enjoy full cell phone coverage on most of the island selfie and post on face book , trip advisor .....
    • Return to Kapiti 

    What to bring
    • Lunch in a sealed container - No open or loose food please(Mr Kaka and his mate the cheeky Weka tend to steal your food !)
    • Walking shoes or walking sandals
    • Camera and phone for the best selfies and capturing those moments
    • If you intend on swimming in the bay bring your towel or book some snorkel gear from us as an extra
    • Water bottle
    • Kapiti Island Eco believes in sustainability and protecting our Eco systems we strongly encourage that guests do not bring single use plastic onto the island
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Departure is at the Kapiti Boat Club, Kapiti Road which is located down at the Paraparumu Beach on the beautiful Kapiti Coast.
    Catch the 7.50 am train from Wellington arriving 8.50 am where I can pick you up and take you to the boat. 
    Train pick up available from the Paraparaumu Train Station. 
    https://www.metlink.org.nz/timetables/train/KPL
    Or drive out on the new express way 40 minutes from Wellington.  Park you camper van at the council approved free camping site on the beach front.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    5h
    Inclusions
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Local taxes
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Guided walk $15.00 maximum of 10 per group
    • Snorkel equipment $20.00
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The walk to the summit on Kapiti Island is beautiful. There is so much to see. We saw lots of saddle backs, hihi, bellbird and weka up close, as well as kaka that tried to open our backpacks and tui. We heard a kokako! Using our torch we saw weta and beautiful spiders in the
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    A group of 13 of us had an amazing day with a beautiful bushwalk to the summit following by a bit of swimming and snorkelling in the somewhat chilly water. The bird life is incredible and our thanks to Kapiti Island Eco Tours for the fascinating information about the island's
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    We took our two grandchildren (9 and 11) to Kapiti Island and we all had a wonderful day. Our guide, Rob, was extremely well informed on the history, the bird life and the plants that abound there. He also engaged the children extremely well and included them in his
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    We had a great day out on kapiti island with our kids. We walked half way up to the top - saw lots of birds, and had a nice swim when we got back down. The kids loved the boat and the big tractor for us to launch and land. Great experience.
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    I had a great experience on my Eco Experience visit to Kapiti - beautiful weather, smooth boat ride, hike to the summit and saw so much wildlife! and Glen was nice enough to arrange for me to be picked up at the train station. Couldn't recommend more highly
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    By: Kapiti Island Eco Experience
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    reinyscheper
    20
    Kapiti Island - bird sanctuary
    The walk to the summit on Kapiti Island is beautiful. There is so much to see. We saw lots of saddle backs, hihi,
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    toitoi414
    10
    Informative and Beautiful
    Our skipper and guide Coops was super helpful at checkin, storing our bikes securely and welcoming us aboard. He
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    JBNZ2020
    10
    What a Day!
    Thank you so much for the most amazing day. Guides were full of knowledge, skipper Coops was a laugh, track and
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    kick0utthejams
    Wellington, New Zealand
    10
    Like going back in time
    Unbelievable that we can experience New Zealand bird life like this just a 20minute boat ride off the mainland -
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    mlj001122
    Wellington, New Zealand
    91
    An awesome day out
    A group of 13 of us had an amazing day with a beautiful bushwalk to the summit following by a bit of swimming and
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    johnobrien1998
    10
    Amazing day in the sun!
    Kapiti island is an amazing experience and an island with a fascinating history from birdlife to preadators to
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    rae603
    Greater Wellington, New Zealand
    21
    A Great Day on Kapiti
    We took our two grandchildren (9 and 11) to Kapiti Island and we all had a wonderful day. Our guide, Rob, was
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    DougAitken334
    10
    Kapiti island day trip
    We had a great day out on kapiti island with our kids. We walked half way up to the top - saw lots of birds, and
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    davidmD9647IX
    20
    Just excellent
    Really good trip. Good safe boat with Skipper Coops, shore to shore in 20 minutes with no drama and good banter.
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    Denise R
    Wellington, New Zealand
    20
    Perfect day at Kapiti Island
    I had a great experience on my Eco Experience visit to Kapiti - beautiful weather, smooth boat ride, hike to the
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    MeganandBenstravels
    10
    Fab day out on Kapiti Island
    We had a great day out on the Island. It was just as promised and all the staff we dealt with were friendly &
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    Karori-Wellington
    10
    Fantastic birdlife - great views
    Walked to summit on well maintained track. Amazing birdlife along the way and spectacular view from the top. Coops
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    kimberlyeR8507FK
    20
    Highlight of a great holiday!
    With my family including my husband and three adult kids, all in their 20s, we enjoyed an amazing tour of Kapiti
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    sara19641112
    31
    Fantastic experience
    This company is very friendly and efficient. We were given excellent advice and information before we set off,
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    abseilor
    Dannevirke, New Zealand
    15629
    Christmas present
    We were met by 2 friendly staff members who gave us a safety briefing and confirmed our booking. Once on the
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