Kāpiti Island is host to one of the largest accessible island bird sanctuaries in New Zealand, set in one of the nation’s most significant nature reserves. Amazing for enthusiastic landscape and wild life photography alike with rich flora and fauna, and abundant birdlife.
There are three tracks on the Island, at two different locations. There is a flat easy walk (1.5 hours) at Waiorua Bay which includes circling the lovely Okupe Lagoon (where you are likely to see Royal Spoonbills!) There are also shorter flat walking options. Also at Waiorua Bay you can take the gentle climb to the western lookout (2.5 hours round trip).
At Rangatira Point you can climb to Tuteremoana Trig, the highest point on the Island. This is a three hour return walk (medium difficulty). Allow for time to have a picnic lunch at the top.
The views and birdlife from all these walks are spectacular and each has their own unique landscape.
What to bring:
Your own lunch and drinking water.Sturdy footwear.Warm clothing and a waterproof jacket as weather can change quickly.
And your camera of course!
A shelter and toilets are available on the Island.
$75pp including Department of Conservation permit or $65 if we have more than 25 passengers (limited to 30 people), payable on the day. It will be a case of first in first served.
Weather depending, if the weather is treacherous then I will postpone it to the 12th April.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there, this should be a goodie :)