Rangatira Bay

Rangatira Bay

Rangatira Bay, on the north side of Rangatira Point, is the main landing spot for a visit to Kāpiti Island and the location of the visitor shelter. It provides access to the two walking trails to the top of the Island, Tuteremoana, and a much easier loop through regenerating forest. Upon arrival, walk up the short track to the visitor shelter immediately in front of the beach drop off. You will have time to explore the beach after the main walks.

The beach itself is 400 metres long and a mixture of gravel and sand. It is reasonably sheltered on the east side of the Island and a safe place to swim. There will be driftwood and probably a few paua shells nearby. However, be aware that as a nature reserve, it is not permitted to remove any items.

An easy loop track also takes in the length of the beach and Rangatira Point.

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