Kāpiti Island Kiwi Spotting Tour


Have you ever been up and personal with a Kiwi? On this very special Aotearoa tour, you will see our most famous icon in their unique habitat, and spend the night on Kāpiti Island’s very own bird sanctuary. Make bucket list memories with your whānau (family) bubble. Enjoy warm manaakitanga (hospitality) and delicious kai (food), surrounded by stunning native bush and New Zealand’s most rare and beautiful native birds. Ready to book? Let’s do this!


Whether you’re a local or visiting from overseas, seeing Kiwi in their natural habitat is an amazing experience. Kāpiti Island is home to over 1,200 Little Spotted Kiwi, 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.

*Please understand that Little Spotted Kiwi on  Kāpiti Island are not in captivity. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee their behaviour or sightings on any given night.

Spend the night and enjoy our famous hospitality and delicious meals, surrounded by stunning native bush and some of our most rare and beautiful native birds.

Tour includes:

*Ferry transport to/from Kāpiti Island
*DOC landing permit and local council permit
*Ensuite accommodation at Kāpiti Nature Lodge
*Guided Kiwi Spotting walk
*Genuine Māori hospitality
*All meals, including tea/coffee/snacks
*Complimentary New Zealand wines and beers
*The opportunity to engage with endangered New Zealand birds like Takahē, Kākā, Weka, Tīeke (saddleback) Kererū, Kōkako, Hīhī, and Toutouwai (robin)
*Shuttle service from Wellington CBD available at an additional cost
*Children price for ensuite $290
*Longer stay possible at an extra price
Price $450pp


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