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Kapiti Island Glamping - Review of Kapiti Island Nature Tours, Paraparaumu, New Zealand
The Kapiti Island has an astonishing story and is so extraordinary that one cannot repent of the visit. A number of birds are threatened with disappearance. It is not a luxurious holiday, but a uniquely natural adventure of a different kind. You will see several birds and will be greeted by a wonderful jungle.
Personality not written game. raised potentially contentious questions open. The Maori lands for tourists and New Zealanders. Richard Attenborough probably doesn't have much time left - maybe he should do it" Note Kapiti is not a local shrub, but is being restored after a very long-term program of insect control.
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Become glamping on Kapiti Island and a #BirdNerd
During my move to New Zealand, one of my aims was to own a vehicle and go to places that are often missed by overlookers. That' s one of the many things I have fallen in love with Wellington and Wanaka, both places that are often missed by the big bus loads of New Zealand visitors, but are still beloved and worshipped by Kiwis.
Soon after arriving in Wellington in August last year, I began to hears the whisper of a wonderful beach town near by known as the Kapiti Coast. Since I slaughtered the debate in front of my new flatmates (Ka-piti is rhyming with "la" and "fleshy" sorry I couldn't think of anything better), I quickly added this area of the North Island to my constantly expanding New Zealand pail register.
One of the Kapiti Island Nature Tours. I was on my way to becoming a #BirdNerd intrepid, certificated after tents on Somes Island in Wellington Harbor and a nightly trip through Zealandia in Wellington. I already poetically reported in my first #BirdNerd posting here how totally fantastic New Zealand bird life is, but I thought it was high season to show you my continuous birdies training in this part of the game.
New Zealand developed without animal robbers until man came (and destroyed everything) in the thirteenth centuary. New Zealand was a thriving miracle of nature before man and rat came, full of bird life, many of which were not airworthy because they were not chased on the floor by animals.
When Captain Cook reached New Zealand around 1700, the natural scientist described the sound of fowl on his vessel as "deafening". That is, when the animals came, it did not take long for a large part of this great populace of poultry to die out. Fortunately for us, the humans began to realise that New Zealand was a unique place full of unique birdlife that deserves to be preserved, sometime in the latter part of the nineteenth centuary.
To repatriate the declining populations of fowl, such as kiwi, they began to rid the small offshore islets ( "many of them") of parasites such as rat and re-introduce these threatened aviaries. It turns out that Kapiti Island was one of the first offshore wildlife reserves in New Zealand and is now well known among kiwi (both humans and birds).
After a 40 minutes ride on Hwy 1, the major road, you will reach Paraparaumu, one of my favourite New Zealand cities by name. I have not stayed any longer in Paraparaumu except to stop at Wendy's to meet an US burgers demand, so I may not be in a position to make such generalisations.
Kapiti Island is 5 km off the Kapiti coast and Paraparaumu in a small ferry. It is a protected area and has been working for over 100 years to rebuild the island's ecosystems and local birdlife! Do I dare to point out the sarcasm of how long and seriously New Zealand has been involved in protecting the environment, and yet we are still fighting for US recyclability, for the protection of animals and the countryside?
Apart from the political, the history of Kapiti Island is intriguing. Kapiti Island, part of a landbridge that linked the North and South Islands, is now a much smaller island, only 10 km long. Under the control of the Maori chieftain Te Rauparaha, the Toa warrior Ng?ti (who also wrote the famous'Ka Mate' Haka), Kapiti Island was an important player during this period.
It then became a sanctuary for whalers with a few thousand inhabitants who lived on the island before it was handed over to agriculture. In the end, almost the entire island was taken over and ultimately purchased by the Department of Conservation (DOC), with the exception of 13 ha, which have been conserved by the same families since the 1820s.
It is on this part where the Lamb and the Kapiti Island Nature Tours take place and one of the few ways to enjoy the island enchantment. In 1996 Kapiti Island was totally pest-free! Once I began exploring and visiting Kapiti Island, I knew I wanted to spend the evening.
As home to over 1,200 small kiwis, one of the most dense population in New Zealand, I had hoped and was thrilled to see them again. Fortunately, Kapiti Island Nature Tours offers an accommodation service for kiwis and various accommodation options, as well as camp sites. Kapiti Island brings tents to a completely different plane with this beautiful awning - if you can call it a awning!
Although not categorised as such, I'm quite sure I just had my first "glamorous" adventure - camp out! When I had hit the ship in Paraparaumu, we quickly drove into the clear water towards Kapiti Island. After a hearty welcome from the native families we all went for a cup of hot water and a cup of cup of coffee and I began to understand how important Kapiti Island is for the protection of New Zealand.
Not so much interested in the fashion of being "eco", New Zealand has been a pioneer in nature protection for well over 100 years. In addition, most kiwi's I've encountered all have a favourite New Zealand birds (usually the kia or the tuis, both of which have a great personality).
On Kapiti Island it is almost as if history has stood still and retreated into the era of colonisation in New Zealand. It is almost easy to spot and watch all the unbelievable indigenous birds that have returned to the island without danger, and while their singing may not yet be "deafening," he is well on his way.
Re-discovered in the 1940s, they are now around 280 in New Zealand. It is astonishing that so many of these precious bird species are threatened with disappearance in vivid memento! Having explored the shoreline around the chalet, the DL from the DL familiy about all the astonishing birdlife to see and listen to, and the story and nature protection activities going on, I was able to explore the whole island.
Later, I got to know everyone who stayed the night while we were having a great homemade dinner at the chalet - I was excited to see what attracted everyone to the island and why he was interested in it. Thought everyone would be an experienced #BirdNerd with only me as a novice #BirdNerd - but as with everything in my whole being, I was inquisitive about this new breed of New Zealand bird and I was anxious to lear.
I have found that as long as you are interested and willing to try something new, they are very inviting. Due to its large kiwifruit populations and the fact that it is a small island, it is quite safe to see at least one kiwifruit at one of the strolls at day. For a long period of darkness, led by the brightness of New Zealand's clear skies, which, if you have not seen it yet, is an inconvenience.
This is one of the lightest and cleanest nightsky I have ever seen, thanks to the small number of inhabitants and the small to no small number. They' re not the most secret bird, to say the least. Nevertheless I still had a great quality of life on Kapiti Island, and I was not prepared to go the next afternoons.
I never thought I would be interested in avian life when I came to New Zealand 10 month ago. You' ve just called from Kapiti Island? You ever hear of New Zealand's lunatic avifauna? You ever stare? Thanks to Kapiti Island Nature Toursfor hosted me - as always I keep it true - all my views are my own!