• I want to do Kapiti Island - 1 Day trip Rangatira Wilkinson Track on thursday.
    Someone wants to come along?

    Date: Thursday, 13/12/2012
    Time: Ferry to Kapiti Island 9:30 AM return 3:30 PM
    Everyone needs to book their own permit (11 $) via http://www.doc.govt.nz
    and their own ferry trip (60 $) via http://www.kapititours.co.nz/

    This is a short notice walk suggestion, but at the moment there is plenty of permits available (50+) for Rangatira on thursday.

    Follow short and easy, low-level tracks through the forest to view the bird life and see the historic whare. From the whare, two tracks (Wilkinson and Trig) climb through mature forest to the highest point of Kapiti Island, Tuteremoana (521 m). Both tracks can be very slippery when wet, and require sturdy footwear. Please take care, particularly on the way down. There’s a shelter and toilets at Rangatira Flats.

    Wilkinson Track

    Well-formed 3.8km track with a steady uphill climb.
    Gentler gradient than the Trig Track.
    You’ll pass a picnic area and hihi feeding station a third of the way up.
    Sections of this track can be slippery in wet weather. Take care and wear suitable footwear.

    Walking times

    Allow 2 hours to climb to the summit, and 1 ½ hours to return.
    Tuteremoana summit is 20 minutes from the top track junction.

    Start: Kapiti Tours ferry, Kapiti Boating Club on the corner of Marine Parade and Kapiti Road, at Paraparaumu Beach

    Distance: 3.8 km

    Time: 4-5 hours

    How to get there: Car (pooling) I provide my car and we share the fuel

    What to bring: Water (there is no drinking water on the island)
    Lunch, sunscreen, hat, walking shoes

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