This is a rather dramatic rendering of Kapiti Island (KA-pity) off the coat near us at the bottom of New Zealand’s North Island (the real thing is pictured below!). It looks a bit stormy, but it’s a cool place – read on to find out why.

The island is a nature reserve and landing is strictly controlled to ensure the safety of the animals resident on the island. A permit is required to visit via an official tour boat, privately owned boats, canoes, jet-skis, paddleboards, and swimmers are forbidden to land. There are obviouslsy very good reasons for this – the safely of the wildlife there is paramount.

Visitors must wear strong footwear and keep to the designated paths so they do not disturb resident animals. Visitors are also warned that Kaka birds will steal anything from an open bag – they are cheeky birds with powerful beaks!

                   Kapiti Island

This time of year visiting Kapiti Island is a popular pastime, so it is recommened you book your trip in advance.

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  1. Seville at Nerissa's Life

    January 28, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I kind of think I might like to meet one of those Kaka birds. Are teleportation devices allowed? purrs
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  2. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    January 28, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Mom L can’t wait to visit!! What a wonderful island
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  3. meowmeowmans

    January 28, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Kapiti Island looks and sounds wonderful place. How lucky you (and the birds on the Island) are to have such a protected place.
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  4. da tabbies o trout towne

    January 28, 2016 at 6:41 am

    dood….see…..thatz what we haz been sayin ….BURDZ IZ ROOD…..even kleer over ther yur way…..they iz ROOD….insert heartz XXX


    • Dash Kitten

      January 28, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      They are cheeky AND can do a LOT of damage!!


  5. Flynn

    January 26, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    It looks beautiful, and the birds sound very amusing. I followed the link for the Kaka birds and although I knew there were many small islands to New Zealand as well as North and South Islands, I didn’t realise there was a third main island, Stewart Island. There is always something new to be learned.
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  6. Brian Frum

    January 26, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    That looks like a most interesting place and those silly birds sure entertain themselves!
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