Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Kapiti Island Nature Reserve

For the last day of 2013 we decided to go to Kapiti Island which is a Nature Reserve situated about 8km (5 miles) off the mainland.






As we entered the bush we were watched by a Kaka - a native parrot of New Zealand which is enjoying life on this pest free Island.



The view from the top looking towards Australia.



Our lunch companions - the Weka.  A small ground bird who is very keen to steal anything edible that is not guarded.


Coming back down from the summit looking towards Paraparaumu.  What a great walk 521m (1,709ft) from sea level to the top.  We will all be sleeping well tonight.


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9 comments:

  1. Pretty birds and beautiful scenery.. Lovely photos.
    Wishing you and your family all the best in 2014, a HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR!!

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  2. What beautiful views to reflect the passing of 2013 and the beginning of a new year.

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  3. What a great place to spent the last day of the year! All the best for the next year!

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  4. How beautiful - so nice look at all this sunshine while we have gray weather. Happy New Year.

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  5. Love your parrot, so different from ours across the big ditch. it looks like, unlike us, you suffer from no lack of water.

    Have a very Happy New Year!

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  6. Oh... No snow! Love the green ...... It is funny to see a parrot in the wild.... Beautiful scenery... Happy New Year.... Michelle

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  7. Oh...we've been to Paraparaumu! Great golf course!

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