Taken from our beach looking out towards Kapiti Island.
Kapiti Island dominates our Western horizon. It is now a Nature Reserve, where all introduced predators (possums, stoats and rats) which prey on our native birdlife and their eggs, have been eradicated. You can take a day trip to Kapiti Island where you may hike through mature native forest to the highest point of Kapiti Island, Tuteremoana. Bird species you may see are kiwi, tui, bellbird, weka, kaka, kereru, north Island robin, saddleback, hihi and takahe. The takahe being one of our rarest birds.
Enquire from these companies about day trips and permits to visit -
Overnight stays can be arranged at -
Pictures of tui are here- Song of the Tui