Kapiti Island Visit21/11/2015
Adults $75, Children (5 - 17) $35, Under 5's free.
Spend a day at Kapiti Island one of New Zealand’s most valuable nature reserves and the largest sanctuary for birds. It provides an opportunity for people to observe birds that are either very rare or absent from the mainland, and see the recovery of vegetation after intensive modification during the last century.
This time of the year Rata are flowering, their stunning crimson flowers that bring the trees to life; a sight not to be missed! The island has a great diversity of birds some of them among the world’s rarest. Saddlebacks, Stitch Birds, Kokako, Red Crowned Parakeets and the flightless Takahe co-exist with the more common Kaka, Tui, Bell Bird, Fantail, Tomtit, Robin, Weka and Royal Spoonbill.
En route to Kapiti Island you pass through the Kapiti Marine Reserve and you may perhaps see passing whales and dolphins (only in season). Many sea birds can be seen too, such as Gulls, Gannets, Penguins, Terns and Shearwaters.
Please note: if the weather is too rough for the boat crossing then we will try for the following Sat 28th Nov!
To join this event, please bring an adult who is responsible for you!