One of New Zealand’s oldest nature reserves is the Kapiti Island, which also happens to hold a lot of attraction for tourists due to its beauty and significance in history. The place is of particular interest to bird lovers as there are plenty of them on site. It is home to many native birds like the brown teal, stitchbird, tomtit, North Island Robin, morepork, takahe, North Island saddleback, fantail and weka.
Since the nature reserve is a huge place with lots to see, the people working there have arranged tours that you can take. To reach the Kapiti Island, you will have to take a ferry that departs at around 9 am, from the Kapiti Boating Club located on Paraparaumu Beach. The tour includes a 1-hour walk in the natural settings of the island, accompanied by a tour guide. Then lunch is served at the lodge, after which you get the chance to interact with some beautiful and endangered species of birds.
If you are not in the mood for a bird watch, you can also roam around the island after getting the permission of the officials. The beauty of the island and its nature reserve is going to mesmerize you and just the thought of coming back to the practicalities of life is going to make you sad. Be sure to take a lot of pictures to create wonderful memories.
Depending on how you plan to spend your time, you can either take a day tour or stay the night at this gorgeous place to fully absorb everything that it has to offer. You won’t just get to see the sites, but also hear all the mind blowing stories from the people who are the owners of the Kapiti Island
Nature Reserve. It will be an experience that will delight all your senses!