Wellington Return: Deluxe Guided Day Tour

From NZD $599.00
  • Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Paraparaumu Beach
  • Product code: KT05

If your itinerary can't quite stretch to fit in an overnight stay on the island, this is the next best thing!

This fully guided experience explores the ngahere (forests) and stories of Kapiti, with a delicious morning tea and lunch included. In a small group, hosted for the day by an experienced guide, manuhiri (visitors) will visit both Rangatira and Waiorua to experience the diversity of wildlife, landscape, and unique history the island has to offer. 

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.

You'll enjoy freshly baked scones and muffins with a pot of coffee at the Historic Whare while learning to identify the calls of kōkako, tīeke, and many more. 

After walking the Rangatira loop you'll be transferred to Waiorua to enjoy a picnic lunch, leaving time to choose between the Ōkupe lookout or Boulder Bank coastal loop walks before meeting the late afternoon ferry off Waiorua.

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

You will have around 6.5hrs 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.