Kāpiti Island lies five kilometres off the Kāpiti coastline. The island is an internationally famed nature reserve protecting some of Aotearoa New Zealand's most endangered birds. The 1,965-hectare island is one of the few relatively accessible island nature reserves in the country and is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s pre-eminent sites for bird recovery.
The island, currently administered by the Department of Conservation, is the summit of a submerged mountain range created by an earthquake 200 million years ago.
It was first identified by naturalists as a possible bird sanctuary as early as 1870 and has been reserved for this purpose since 1897.
Find out how to arrange a visit to the island, and conditions of entry, on the Department of Conservation website.
For more information on Kāpiti Island, as well as other activities to do around Kāpiti, visit our destination website, KapitiCoastNZ.com.
The Kāpiti Island visitor register shows intended visits to the island.
- Visitor Register 2016 [PDF 386 KB]
The visitor registers for Kāpiti Island are in PDF format and available for download or print.
- Visitor Register 2015 [PDF 421 KB]
- Visitor Register 2014 [PDF 459 KB]
- Visitor Register 2013 [PDF 315 KB]
- Visitor Register 2012 [PDF 25 KB]
- Visitor Register 2011 [PDF 22 KB]
- Visitor Register 2010 [PDF 20 KB]
- Visitor Register 2009 [PDF 21 KB]
- Visitor Register 2008 [PDF 21 KB]
- Visitor Register 2007 [PDF 21 KB]
- Visitor Register 2006 [PDF 32 KB]
- Visitor Register 2005 [PDF 15 KB]
- Visitor Register 2004 [PDF 45 KB]
- Visitor Register 2003 [PDF 78 KB]