Monday, 17 November 2008

Kapiti Island

Kapiti is one of New Zealand’s most famous nature reserves; it is a large island sanctuary for birds where human influence is kept to a minimum (to visit the island you need a permit issued by the Department Of Conservation and only around 50 people can go there every day).In Kapiti you can see bird species which are endemic to NZ, some of which are either very rare or absent from the mainland.

The highest point in Kapiti Island is Tuteremoana, 521 m.

And even if you don't manage to spot any of the birds in the island, the experience is worth it, even if it's just to see how the boat is driven into the sea with all visitors on board ;-)

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