Wellington Return: Classic Guided Day Tour

From NZD $499.00
  • Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Paraparaumu Beach
  • Product code: KT02A

A full day tour to Waiorua Bay, Kapiti Island, gives you the best of both worlds: a chance to experience a critically important predator free nature reserve, and our famous whānau (family) hospitality. Here you can learn of the unique balance of conservation, ecology and local human history that Kapiti offers.

You'll be transported by shuttle from Wellington to Paraparaumu Beach where you will have a light breakfast and coffee at a local cafe before taking the ferry to Kapiti.

An experienced local guide will walk with you, share the rich human and ecological stories, and help you identify the flora and fauna around you. From the arrival of the first Māori to the eradication of the last rat, we will take you through the history of this land.

Sit down for a delicious cooked lunch at the Lodge, surrounded by one of the most rich and diverse nature reserves in New Zealand. You can expect to see some of our most beautiful and endangered birds up close and personal as you share the space with the locals.

Please note: the coastal walk is generally closed between 1 October & 31 March due to nesting seabirds.

You will have around 5.5hrs on the island before your shuttle transfer back to Wellington City.. 


  • A water bottle
  • Sturdy footwear - sneakers, hiking boots or sport sandals
  • A sunhat & jacket - suitable clothing for changeable weather conditions
  • Your camera!


Your shuttle driver will pick you up at your tour start time from your Wellington CBD accommodation, or the airport or train station. You'll be back in Wellington by approximately 4:30pm.