Kapiti Explorer

Explore Kapiti Island and the Kapiti mainland in our purpose built boat, for travel to Kapiti Island. Join our experienced local guides who can show you a magical island, stunning forest and the nationally recognized Waikanae Estuary bird reserve.

$75.00 - $85.00
$40.00 - $50.00

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Visit Kapiti Island with Kapiti Explorer & Marine Charter and discover the stunning colour's of the Saddleback, Hihi, Takahe and many more of our threatened bird species. Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most treasured Nature Reserves, located just 15minutes from Paraparaumu Beach and 60 minutes from downtown Wellington.
Our day trip lands at Rangatira Point that has stunning bush, access to the trig at the highest point on the island and where you have the best chance of seeing the rare and endangered bush birds that live on the island.
Travel in our purpose built 11m jet boat with a passenger capacity of 31 people.
Explore the Kapiti mainland with either a stunning bush or estuary walk.

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Physical address

Kapiti Explorer, 1 Manly Street, Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
7.00am to 8.00pm
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
3 minutes from Paraparaumu Airport, 65 minutes from Wellington Airport.
Proximity to coach terminal:
Bus stop that connects to train from Wellington 100metre from departure point.
Proximity to town:
5km to State Highway 1 Paraparaumu

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $75.00 - $85.00
(16 year(s) and under)
$40.00 - $50.00
Other charges:
Guided walks $10 pp

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