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Kapiti Island Nature Tours offer transport by ferry, full-day and overnight stays to Kapiti Island, a nature reserve hosting some of New Zealand’s most endangered birds.

They offer the only accommodation on Kapiti Island. This includes glamping tents and nature cabins.

An island totally free of all introduced predators, Kapiti is home to rare birds such as Little Spotted Kiwi, Kokako, Saddleback and Stitchbird. When you visit, you'll have the unique opportunity to view these rare birds in a completely natural situation. 

Visitors are able to experience uncontrolled natural forest regeneration with its accompanying wildlife. The Kapiti marine reserve adjoins the Kapiti nature reserve to provide a unique mix of protected marine and land environments.

Kapiti Island Nature Tours is owned and operated by local Maori family, the Barretts, who have been living on Kapiti Island since the 1820s. The have been hosting visitors since their grandmother welcomed trampers and whalers into her home in the 1920s and 1930s.