Kapiti Island

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Waynedvh
พาล์เมอร์สตันนอร์ท, นิวซีแลนด์3,760 ผลงาน
ก.พ. ค.ศ. 2021 • คู่รัก
Spent the day on Kapiti Island exploring and watching all the native birds. Did the walk upto the summit its 3.8km uphill and of course 3.8km downhill, you need a certain level of fitness to complete this. There are also 2 lower walks which are suitable for most ages, had lovely day on the island, well worth the visit.
เขียนเมื่อ 6 กุมภาพันธ์ ค.ศ. 2021
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Hanne Oma B
ซูริค, สวิตเซอร์แลนด์2 ผลงาน
พ.ย. ค.ศ. 2019 • เพื่อนๆ
Walking on this beautiful Island, seeing and hearing all the birds, being in this amazing and wild nature, pick nik at the summit - a beautiful day in beautiful New Zealand
เขียนเมื่อ 3 พฤศจิกายน ค.ศ. 2019
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Eliane B
Passy, France13 ผลงาน
ธ.ค. ค.ศ. 2018 • เพื่อนๆ
Nous sommes allés passer 2 jours sur l'île logés dans le seul hébergement tenu par une famille maorie. Séjour exceptionnel; logés en glamping au milieu des oiseaux (séjour ornithologique en Nouvelle-Zélande), nourriture de qualité, sortie nocturne à la recherche des kiwis, balades de rêv.e... Il faudrait y passer une semaine !
เขียนเมื่อ 20 มีนาคม ค.ศ. 2019
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mandawicks1982nz
เขตพื้นที่เนลสัน-ทัสมัน, นิวซีแลนด์47 ผลงาน
ม.ค. ค.ศ. 2019 • ครอบครัว
Absolutely stunning beach, amazing park/outdoor space for kids to place and families to picnic and the sunsets are breathtakingly beautiful ♡
เขียนเมื่อ 5 มกราคม ค.ศ. 2019
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Maggie4659
309 ผลงาน
ต.ค. ค.ศ. 2018 • เดินทางคนเดียว
just tried and got an overnight package. Kapiti is the only place i would leave everything behind to help to save some treasures of our planet. But the people, specially the girls do already the best to do it for the rest of the world. Unforgettable to spot a kiwi, the cottage was basic but wonderful, tropical sounds, wonderful vegetation around, go up to the hill the view is breathtaking, you meet all birds you want to see, an imagination of NZ how it could be, if the rest of the country would be poison- and pest-free. Thank you!!!
เขียนเมื่อ 17 พฤศจิกายน ค.ศ. 2018
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Rodman100
เวลลิงตัน, นิวซีแลนด์697 ผลงาน
ต.ค. ค.ศ. 2018 • เพื่อนๆ
Only a limited number of people are allowed on the Island per day. You have to catch a boat from the Kapiti Boat Club and takes around 15-20 minutes to get to the predator free island (you have about 6 hrs on the island). There are 2 landing options (centre of the island or the north end). There are 2 walks at the north end of the island, of which the coastal route is closed Oct to Mar due to nesting birds. The other walk is approx 4.5k's (takes around 2-2.5 hrs). and goes to a lookout at around 200 metres above sea level. There is a half an hour talk by a local advising of which birds you're likely to see. There is also a lodge where you can relax or get out of the rain. We saw a lot of Weka's and wood pigeons, for kiwi's you will have to stay overnight as they only come out at night.
เขียนเมื่อ 2 พฤศจิกายน ค.ศ. 2018
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Lesley B
ปาราปาเรามู, นิวซีแลนด์32 ผลงาน
ก.พ. ค.ศ. 2018 • เพื่อนๆ
I'm one of the lucky ones - when I stand on my deck and face north I can see the top half of "our" island. We make a point of touching base with it at least once a year.
Every time we go the trees seem bigger, the birds louder and cheekier, the check-in talk more informative (even after so many trips)
We've even been fortunate enough to take part in the inaugural snorkelling event which took place in February 18.
We are so lucky to have this place right on our doorstep - something we should never take for granted.
เขียนเมื่อ 11 พฤษภาคม ค.ศ. 2018
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Louise P
83 ผลงาน
เม.ย. ค.ศ. 2018 • ครอบครัว
Amazing island that is being allowed / helped to return to native flora and fauna. Fun boat trip over to the island a moderate enjoyable 2 Hour path walk to the top for spectacular views. The indigenous birds are plentiful and certainly easy to hear and some to see.

The nature talk at the beginning is super informative, perhaps a little too so for overseas visitors to follow but great team all very helpful and friendly
เขียนเมื่อ 4 เมษายน ค.ศ. 2018
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goldfinchUK
ลอนดอน, UK58 ผลงาน
ก.พ. ค.ศ. 2018 • คู่รัก
This is a beautiful island with lovely walks. The food is excellent too. But we went because it was a bird sanctuary and predator free and because we wanted to attempt to see Little Spotted Kiwi in the wild.

The combination of so many noisy walkers and watching birds is not a good match. It is a good place to walk with a wonderful view from the top but the majority of the many day walkers were not remotely interested in the wildlife and did not appear to appreciate how important the birds there were.

Kiwis are obviously wild and difficult to find and of course a sighting cannot be guaranteed even though there are quite a number on the island. However we felt that the prescribed 90 minutes was really not enough for the kiwi walk which was the only reason we stayed overnight rather than just doing a day trip. Elsewhere someone has written that their guide was out until 12.40am. We would have welcomed the chance to extend the kiwi walk beyond the precise 11.00pm finish but were not given that option even though the weather was good. And we agree with a previous reviewer who suggests that 4 or 5 people is quite sufficient in a group attempting to see a kiwi because of the necessary single file and inevitable noise generated by people.

Not recommended for an overnight stay because far too little time is spent looking for kiwi to justify the additional expense but if your interest is tramping and the chance to experience New Zealand woodland then a visit to Kapiti is a good day out.
เขียนเมื่อ 10 มีนาคม ค.ศ. 2018
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CarolDM1900
มอนต์เพเลียร์, เวอร์มอนต์3,234 ผลงาน
ก.พ. ค.ศ. 2018 • คู่รัก
Wonderful day trip, with a little planning needed to get there but worth it. It took over 100 years to create a predator-free native environment on this "last chance" island for endangered native birds and the plants that sustain them. Native forests destroyed by human activities like farming, timbering and whaling, plus a devastating fire in the 1930s, are slowly returning, likely to be "mature" around 2050. It is a very special place, and so a privilege to be able to visit it, under rather strict guidelines set by the NZ Department of Conservation, which maintains it.

There are exotic BIRDS, galore. You'll hear most of them, and see some of them. There's a trailside feeding station for HIHI, also called stitchbirds. These little charmers, whose feathers were once used for Maori ceremonial cloaks, survive only on a few small islands in the North. You'll seem them here and there in the forest, but the feeders made for their diminutive size help ensure that they won't be "out-competed" by larger nectar-eating birds like the Tui.

There are also blue-wattled crows called KOKAKOS, that can stand on one leg while holding food to eat in the other, like parrots. This is one of the few places that you have any hope of seeing them, given the destruction of the lowland forests in which they used to thrive before intensive farming and timbering. We heard them, but we did not see them.

We did see several of the comical, flightless, strutting WEKA, having been forewarned by a guide to watch our gear carefully when they're nearby, as they will pick up and scurry away with any interesting, colorful, shiny objects, to cache them in burrows where we'd be unlikely to find them. They're not above pecking at a sandwich or a candy bar, either. Please don't feed them.

There were similar, well-founded warnings about the good-sized parrots known as KAKAS, who are expert at opening zippers and will land right on you to explore anything that looks interesting or potentially edible. If you, and the birds, behave yourselves, you'll have a fine and friendly time of it. This parrot is quite a performer, fun to watch and to interact with in an "up close and personal" way." Just don't feed them. They're quite bold, and quite large. You may get nibbled or nipped. They seem strong and hardy. But they can die from eating the wrong thing.

There are many other birds to be seen on the island. TUIS with their amazingly resonant and varied calls abound, and there are pretty little tufted "New Zealand ROBINS," which aren't robins at all, but curious, friendly little long-legged creatures that you can attract by stamping around in the underbrush to "invite" them to dine on insects and worms turned up by your shoe. They will be following and watching you for that very reason.

To prepare you for a hike on one of the island's trails, a guide will give a short, informative talk, using picture murals on the walls of the small visitor center about 10 minutes from the boat drop-off point. And the Kapiti Island Nature Reserve brochure which you can pick up opens up to a full page of color photos of the birds, invertebrates, and marine life you may see while on the island. It's helpful and informative, and the talk is humorously entertaining, something not to be missed.

And then there are the VIEWS. If at all possible, try to hike the 4.5 km to the top of Mount Tuteremoana elev. 520 m or 1700 ft. You can look back while ascending the trail to see strips of beach along turquoise waters through fronds of lush green vegetation. There's a picnic area at the summit, which is marked by a wooden viewing tower. Climb it and you will be treated to amazing views both landward and seaward, the latter with steep cliffs ending in rocky breakwaters down below, while ahead across Cook Strait toward the Tasman Sea are waters with patches of brilliant turquoise and deep purple.

The island, with its verdant landscape dominated by its high peak, set in glittering, colorful waters, reminds me of exotic scenes from the classic movie, "Lost Horizon."

"Awesome" is an over-used word, but here, it fits.

Come to visit if you can. It's an easy trip from Wellington. You'll need to go online and book with one of the outfits approved by the Department of Conservation to bring a limited number of visitors to the island daily. We used Kapiti Island Eco Experience, and they were well-informed, well-prepared, and well-received by our group of friends, including several children and a toddler. You can also arrange overnight trips in very basic, rather Spartan, accommodations, maybe worth the discomfort to be able to see the native creatures at dawn when they are most active, and also at dusk, when you may see the nocturnal kiwi.

To get there from Wellington, take the KPL - Kapiti Train Line - from Wellington station to Paraparaumu. It's about 50 minutes. You can get a taxi to the dock at Paraparaumu Beach by calling one, having the nearby iSite Visitor Center call one for you, or heading to the taxi stand at the Countdown supermarket in the nearby shopping center. Or, you can take bus 262 or 261 right from the station to the stop for "Paraparaumu Beach Shops" and walk from there.

Whenever and however you get there, you can count on having quite an adventure "on the wild side" at Kapiti Island.
เขียนเมื่อ 28 กุมภาพันธ์ ค.ศ. 2018
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