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  1. New Zealand
  2. North Island
  3. Wellington
  4. Kapiti Island Nature Reserve

Kapiti Island: Sea Kayak and Hike Kapiti Marine Reserve Tour

Product ID: 298130
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Kayak around Kapiti Island in the Kapiti Marine Reserve with an experienced guide, in a small group. Experience the stunning bush walks on the island, and see the native birds. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife in this pocket of New Zealand.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a fully-guided tour around Kapiti Island
  • Paddle close to the island to hear the native birds
  • See the marine life of the Kapiti Marine Reserve
  • Walk along the bush trails, looking out for wildlife
Full description
Meet at the Kapiti Boat Club and board the Kiwi Express, a purpose-built jet boat which will transfer you through the Kapiti Marine Reserve to Kapiti Island. Whilst enjoying this boat ride, you will receive a 20-minute presentation on the history, conservation, and the story of Ngati Toa Mana Whenua.

Your guide will get you set up, after which is will be time to set off into the marine reserve to explore the bays and inlets. You can choose to paddle either north to the seal colony or south to Wharekauhau Bay and the southern islands.

You will spend approximately 2 hours kayaking, which will leave you with another 2 hours on the island walking the tracks and enjoying the beach and wonderful nature of Kapiti Island.
  • All permits to the island
  • All transport to and from the island
  • Guide
  • Safety equipment
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch, snacks, or drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Kapiti Boating Club. Look for "Kiwi Express" on the boat parked in the car park.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Towel
  • Food and drinks
Know before you go
• This experience is suitable for novices right through to experts
• There is a maximum of 8 people permitted for this sea kayak experience
Organized by

Kapiti Island Eco Experience

Product ID: 298130