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Registrations open for Kapiti Island Field Trip

Registrations open for Kapiti Island Field Trip

Registrations have now closed

Come join fellow IPPS members on a day trip to Kapiti Island. This nature reserve and bird sanctuary is predator-free so  a great chance to see wildlife up close.  

Saturday 15th February 2020


8am - Leave Kapiti Boating Club

3pm - Return to Boating Club

There is an optional dinner at your own cost in the evening

The boat trip is 20 minutes from Paraparaumu Beach on a purpose built jet boat. You will need to bring a coat, as well as good walking shoes and togs if you want to swim. It is especially important that all food is in sealed bags/containers and all your gear/shoes are free from mud and seeds. As part of the Bio Hazard requirements your bags and boots and jackets will be checked for any hitchhikers such as ants, geckos, spiders, seeds etc. This will be done as part of our departure.

Once you are on Kapiti you can walk at your leisure, sit on the beach, swim and relax OR take a guided walk with one of the guides who will talk about the history, plants and ecological history of the Island.

Unfortunately, at times the operators are forced to cancel due to sea conditions. If so, we have an alternative: Visits to Nga Manu Bird Sanctuary, Southwards Car Museum and Gus Evans Nurseries.

A packed lunch will be provided, along with water and juice as part of your registration.

As the boat holds 30, we intend to limit it to this number. So get your registration in early!!

Registrations close 20th January 2020


Air Chathams flies into Paraparaumu (Kapiti Coast Airport) from Auckland. Check their website for further details www.airchathams.co.nz

Alternatively fly into Wellington Airport and Gus could pick people up, either at 10am or 2pm on Friday 14th.


Suggestions listed below. There are more, but these are the closest.

OCEAN MOTEL                        ASURE KAPITI COURT

42/44 Ocean Road                    341 Kapiti Road

Paraparaumu Beach                 Paraparaumu Beach

Phone 04 902 6424                   Phone 04 298 7982

Both the above are walking distance to the Boating Club – make your own bookings, either by phone on online.

Enquries to Gus and Glenys - gus@gusevans.co.nz, or phone 04 293 2501