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

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

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

  4. What lovely shots!

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

  6. 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!

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

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


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