You can visit Kapiti Island for a day tour, or truly experience all the island has to offer with an overnight stay at the lodge. Kapiti Island Nature Tours offer the only chance to spend the night on Kapiti where our family will tell you the stories of the island that is so close to our hearts, and show you the true beauty of New Zealand the way it was.
Kapiti Island stands as ‘one of the jewels in the crown of New Zealand’s conservation estate’ as it provides the necessary ‘pest and predator’ free environment for many of New Zealand’s most endangered bird species.
But Kapiti is more than a ‘conservation island’.
For over eight hundred years people also have lived on this island, and their history survives today through the stories and legends told by their ancestors, and through historical sites and artefacts.
Whether you’re a local or visiting from overseas, 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.