Kapiti Kiwis

There’s a separate page with a long blog entry relating our Kapiti adventure.
Look for the tab ‘Kapiti Island’ on the index menu at the top of the page.

The Kapiti Island reserve is attempting to return the island to its something like its primeval state by removing all mammalian predators and cultivating endangered native birds. This is done under the auspices of the Department of Conservation (DOC). The north end of the island is still owned by the Maori families who originally farmed it. They have a lodge catering for tourists. We spent the night of 22nd-23rd November here.

At the Paraparaumu Boat Club, the ferry to Kapiti Island.


Kapiti Island from Paraparaumu.


Manaaki, our guide at the lodge. Knowledgeable, articulate and hospitable.


Kakas at the lodge. An inquisitive, nay, cheeky bird.


Alison with Vicky at the beach tepee. The actual accommodation is more permanent.