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Kapiti Marine Charter - Nga Manu Nature Reserve
Nyco Chocolates

Visit Kapiti Island Nature Reserve with
Kapiti Marine Charter

DOC Landing Permit:
04 472 7356

Ferry Bookings:
Phone or fax
04 297 2585

0800 4 FERRY / (0800 433 779)

Arrival at Kapiti Island.

Step back one hundred years in time!

View New Zealand's wildlife - flora and fauna at its best.

Permits to visit Kapiti Island must be obtained from the Department of Conservation telephone (04) 472 7356.

Ferry departs from Paraparaumu Beach daily at either 9.00 or 9.30 am.

The crossing to Kapiti Island takes approximately 15 minutes. The return journey commences between 3.00 and 4.00 pm.

Owner-operators: Ross & Fiona Leger
5 Knight Avenue

Nga Manu Nature Reserve

Ngarara Road
Ph / fax 04-293 4131
Web site:

Open daily 10am to 5pm (except Christmas Day)

$15.00 per adult
$6.00 per child (under 15 years)
$35.00 per family (2 adults and children belonging to that family)

Concession rates for groups of 10 or more.

Nga Manu Flyer

Nga Manu Nature Reserve offers you an opportunity to experience New Zealand's unique native flora & fauna.

Tuatara - Kiwi - Morepork - Tui - Fantail - Native waterfowl - Kea - Kaka plus many other native birds.

Nocturnal house - Eel feeding (2pm daily) - Bush walks - Fernery - Wildlife Ponds.

Wheelchair access - Information centre - Souvenirs - Refreshments - Picnic & BBQ areas.

15 hectares dedicated to New Zealand Native Flora & Fauna. Educational groups catered for with displays - talks and educational resource packs.

Nga Manu Trust is a privately funded charitable trust dedicated to preserving NZ flora and fauna. The Trust promotes awareness and education of conservation needs. School groups and individuals are encouraged to utilize Nga Manu as a hands on learning experience.

Nyco Chocolates

cnr State Highway 1 and Raumati Road

Ph 04-299 8098
Fax Ph 04-299 8056

Shop Hours:
8am to 5pm (weekdays)
9am to 5pm (weekends)

Children at Nyco.

Discover some of the secrets of chocolate manufacturing. Delight in the aroma and savour the taste of freshly made chocolate products. Yum!

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