Kapiti Island

A Scientific and Nature Reserve

More information about Kapiti Island can be obtained from the following organiation’s web sites

Department of Conservation

Kapiti Island Nature Reserve

Kapiti Island is a tranquil island bird sanctuary and one of New Zealand’s most accessible nature reserves. It’s a unique visitor experience in a predator-free paradise. Access is by approved tour operators only.

Kapiti Island Nature Tours

Nature Tours and Accommodation
on Kapiti Island

Experience the best of New Zealand nature and hospitality

Since 1820 our whanau (family) has been connected to Kapiti Island. Our ancestor Te Rangihiroa first arrived with the migration led by Te Rauparaha from the Waikato region, settling on Kapiti as base and stronghold. Since then, 8 generations of our whanau have had a place on Kapiti Island.

Spend a spectacular day on Kāpiti Island, a trip of a lifetime

Kapiti Island Tours – Kapiti Island Eco

  • Day-trip options for a summit view, nature walks, beaches and birds
  • Hike to the summit at Rangatira or meander stunning loop tracks in a nature reserve sanctuary
  • DOC permits and introductory talk included – plus options to add lunch or book a guided walk