Wellington - Kapiti Coast
The Kapiti Coast is the stretch of coastline on the south-west side of the North Island, north of Wellington and opposite Kapiti Island. The Kapiti Coast (once known as The Golden Coast) is less than 20km from Wellington and includes Paekakariki in the south to Otaki in the north. It includes the small towns of Te Horo, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Raumati Beach and Raumati South.
Kapiti is most famous for its world-renowned bird sanctuary, Kapiti Island which lies about 5km off-shore. Kapiti Island is one of very few island nature reserves in New Zealand made accessible to visitors, giving them the opportunity to observe birds that are either rare or no longer on the mainland. more
A limited number of visitors are allowed each day, permits must be obtained from the Department of Conservation and transport to and from the island is only allowed through authorised boat services. The island featured in Peter Jackson’s film, King Kong (Peter Jackson is a Wellington local, which helped coined the 'Wellywood' moniker for the city).
The Kapiti Coast is also well-known for its quality, finely-crafted gourmet cheeses, notably its Kikorangi and Aorangi Brie. Other popular activities along the Kapiti Coast include walking, hiking, fishing and railway preservation (Paekakariki railway station).
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New Zealand based consultancy creating innovative and imaginative self-drive or chauffeur-driven itineraries tailored to your own requirements, whether it be an occasional game of golf or an itinerary with a game of golf every day. We can offer you great diversity to take you off the beaten track and away from the mass tourism to experience the REAL New Zealand.
Mobile-friendly - Absolute Beachfront Luxury. One-hour north of Wellington nestled in sand dunes overlooking Peka Peka Beach lies Atahuri. Its spectacular secluded beachside setting offers guests a unique-place in which to stay along with genuine kiwi hospitality. Guests can bike to local cafes and artist studios, stroll the beach, enjoy a round of golf or visit nearby Kapiti Island.
Mobile-friendly - Situated at Paraparaumu Beach on the Kapiti Coast, with stunning views of Kapiti Island and the South Island. Our YHA Hostel is less than an hour north of Wellington. Boat trips to the bird sanctuary at Kapiti Island can be arranged. Quiet Internet room, fully equipped communal kitchen, dining room, laundry and BBQ area also available.
Mobile-friendly - Witness the sights of the Capital city up close and personal, before experiencing the beauty of the coastline encompassing Wellington. Travelling in a luxury 4WD, we offer a range of personalised tours to ensure you get the most out of your visit. Wellington movie tours, sightseeing & city tours, parliament tours, Craft Beer Tour for the serious beer connoisseur.
Mobile-friendly - Copperfield Seaside Motel is an elegant 15-unit motel on the Kapiti Coast, two minutes from the beach and park. We offer studio units with double spa baths for that special weekend away, large family units for the school holidays, and offer corporates special rates. High speed wireless Internet is available in every unit.
A romantic retreat and golfers dream, golf accommodation just 45 minutes north of central Wellington. This contemporary cottage is located in the heart of Paraparaumu Beach, minutes from the surf, shops and cafés. Self-contained, sole occupancy retreat accommodation. It's unique location next to the Paraparaumu Beach Golf course provides guests with less than a 100-metre walk to the first tee.
Mobile-friendly - Visit some of New Zealand's most beautiful wild environments, right on the doorstep of Wellington City. A selection of tours are available that can include Wild New Zealand Fur Seals, Native bush and bird watching at Zealandia. We can also provide tours to Matiu Island or Kapiti Island Nature reserve. All within an easy drive of central Wellington
Leave the hustle and bustle of every day life and relax in Helen's warm, friendly hospitality in the comfort of her home. Fall asleep to the soothing sound of the ocean. Direct access to a sandy swimming beach. Enjoy long leisurely walks, beautiful sunsets, spectacular views of Kapiti Island and the Tararua Ranges. Tea-making facilities. Generous continental/cooked breakfasts.
Mobile-friendly - Good, old fashioned hospitality for travellers and holiday makers. Himatangi Beach Holiday Park - in Manawatu on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand - is the ideal spot for campervans, caravans, tents and holiday-makers seeking comfortable, tidy cabin accommodation. Brand new events room, great for group gatherings. Spirit of Hospitality Award for Excellence in Holiday Parks.
In Style Travel Ltd offers you luxury car hire in Wellington. We have a modern fleet of air-conditioned, unmarked cars, vans and limousines, operated by a team of professional owner-operators. An efficient, personalised service awaits you. Our uniformed, chauffeur-style drivers are willing to meet and greet your guests when you can't be there yourself.
Mobile-friendly - Scenic helicopter flights, transfers & commercial services for the Wellington region. Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight around Kapiti Coast, over to Kapiti Island, or up into the Tararuas. Scenic train + helicopter flight combos. If you have other locations for scenic flights in mind, please contact us. We have a range of adventures on offer, starting from $87 per person.
Mobile-friendly - Large family-orientated caravan and camping ground situated in popular Paraparaumu Beach on the Kapiti Coast. Located across the road from beautiful Paraparaumu Beach and nestled amongst a quiet, quality beach suburb, it's the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. The kids will be well catered for too with a well appointed playground. Each site has own shower and toilet.
Lying about 5 kilometres off the west coast of the southern North Island (not far from Wellington), Kapiti Island is one of few accessible island nature reserves in New Zealand. It gives visitors the opportunity to observe birds that are either rare, or absent on the mainland. Truly a bird-watcher's paradise, Kapiti Island is also of historical interest.
Mobile-friendly - Kapiti Lindale Motel is centrally located with easy access to Kapiti Coast attractions. Our spacious, quiet, air-conditioned apartments are designed for your comfort and enjoyment. Each apartment offers Wi-Fi internet access and extensive grounds offer outside seating for your enjoyment. Cooked or continental breakfasts available delivered to units. Good conference facilities and on-site parking for cars, boats, trailers and trucks.
Mobile-friendly - Enjoy the sound of the sea and fabulous views from Kapiti Island to the South Island from our absolute beachfront B&B accommodation. Spacious upstairs accommodation with two bedrooms and guest lounge all with outstanding views. The private bathroom has a bath and separate shower. Thirty minutes to the capital city of Wellington. Great hospitality and an excellent breakfast assured.
Mobile-friendly - Paekakariki Holiday Park is a relaxed holiday park situated on the beautiful Kapiti Coast and only 35 minutes drive to the Interislander ferry terminals and Wellington City. Set in 11 acres of park-like grounds. Facilities include kitchen cabins, tourist flats, tent sites and power sites and full park amenities. Dog friendly campsites available. 10-minute walk to station and Paekakariki Township.
Mobile-friendly - Kapiti Coast Airport car hire and truck rentals. Family owned business committed to providing excellent and friendly service. We pride ourselves on providing good quality vehicles at affordable prices. Our vehicles are reliable and serviced to the highest standard by expert automotive repairers. Contact us any time, 7 days a week. Wellington Airport / Auckland - Drop Off Only.
RiverStone offers the tranquility and beauty of the New Zealand countryside yet only five minutes from the town of Waikanae. Quiet and peaceful, private setting in 12 acres of garden and farmland. The river boundary has a backdrop of native bush. Courtyard and barbecue area with views of river and bush. Nga Manu bird sanctuary and beach six minute drive.
Southward Car Museum offers one of the largest and most varied collections of motor vehicles, bikes and various other exhibits in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in Paraparaumu, an easy 1 hour drive along the beautiful Kapiti Coast from Wellington City. Cafe open daily with large Function rooms and Theater available for hire for weddings, dinners, conferences and meetings.
Kapiti Island stands as 'the jewel in the crown of New Zealand's conservation estate' and as a 'Nature Reserve' it remains the most protected of public lands, and today the sheer abundance and diversity of birdlife gives testimony to the decades of careful management, good planning and much hard work.
Mobile-friendly - In the heart of Otaki, a classic Kiwi accommodation experience. Great for families, individuals, businesses or large groups. Just a few minutes' walk away from major retail outlets, close to Otaki's best kept secrets.
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Zumba Kids With Zelda
Zumba Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography in a non-competitive environment. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class ...
Where: Paraparaumu Memorial Hall, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: Aorangi St, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 4:00pm on Monday 12th February 2018
To: 4:45pm on Monday 26th March 2018
Special Effects Make-Up
The 3 Week Special Effects Course is designed for Make-up Artists who already know the fundamentals in Make-up Application. The course covers special effects, prosthetics, make-up, blood, scars, cuts, bruise, boils. ...
Where: Z Health Studio, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: 31 Ihakara Street, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 10:00am on Monday 19th February 2018
To: 4:00pm on Tuesday 13th March 2018
The Special Effects Course
The 3-week full-time special effects course is perfect for make-up artists wanting to upskill and begin a career in film and TV. The tutors are highly skilled industry professionals. The 3 weeks will be a combination of ...
Where: Facepaint Pro Make-up Studio, Raumati, Kapiti Coast
Address: 9 Waikare Rd, Raumati, Kapiti Coast
From: 9:30am on Monday 19th February 2018
To: 4:00pm on Wednesday 14th March 2018
Pilates Mat Plus
Mat Pilates for beginners & those with some experience. Learn foundation exercises & breathing techniques to enhance your practice and progress to more challenging exercises. Coast Pilates practices mindful movement ...
Where: Kapiti Uniting Parish, Raumati, Kapiti Coast
Address: 27 Raumati Road, Raumati Beach, Raumati, Kapiti Coast
From: 12:30pm on Monday 8th January 2018
To: 1:20pm on Monday 25th June 2018
Kāpiti Views Exhibition
This mixed media exhibition shows off the beauty of the Kāpiti Coast. Featuring local artists Abby Wendy, Becky Ellen-Johnson, Molly Marshall & Nathan Ellen-Johnson.
Where: Paraparaumu Public Library, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: 9 Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 10:00am on Sunday 18th February 2018
To: 7:30pm on Friday 9th March 2018
Jesus and His Judgemental Father and Guests
JAHJF's!!! First date on their NZ tour. All the way from Leeds, UK, JAHJF will play '90s style pop punk a la the 10 things I hate about you sound track but loads more queer. They released their second album 'It Might ...
Where: St Peters Hall, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast
Address: Cnr Beach Rd and Ames St, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast
From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 20th February 2018
To: 11:00pm on Tuesday 20th February 2018
Festival of Pots & Garden Art
The Festival of Pots & Garden Art, was first established in 2009, as an opportunity for crafts people to exhibit & sell their work at one pleasant location. The Festival is a major fundraiser for the Pottery Club of ...
Where: Anam Cara Retreat Centre, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
Address: 150 Rangiuru Rd, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
From: 10:00am on Saturday 20th January 2018
To: 4:00pm on Tuesday 20th February 2018
Absolute Beginners 10 Week Yoga Workshop
Learn the foundations of Power Vinyasa Yoga in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. This workshop is ideal for those who find the thought of rocking up to a studio based beginners yoga class is a bit ...
Where: Our Yoga Kapiti, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
Address: 90 Paetawa Rd, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
From: 9:30am on Tuesday 30th January 2018
To: 11:00am on Tuesday 10th April 2018
Power Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Challenge yourself in this strong, fast moving vinyasa flow class at our beautiful studio at Peka Peka beach. Our small studio has limited capacity, so bookings are essential please. Unlike most classes these days, ...
Where: Our Yoga Kapiti, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
Address: 90 Paetawa Rd, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
From: 9:30am on Thursday 25th January 2018
To: 11:00am on Thursday 12th April 2018
Pregnancy Yoga 5-Week Course
Learn how to support your body, breath and mind throughout pregnancy in this block of 5 Pregnancy Yoga sessions. Have some space to nourish yourself and your baby in a fun relaxing environment.
Where: Waikanae Uniting Church, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
Address: 9 Taiata St, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
From: 6:30pm on Wednesday 21st February 2018
To: 7:30pm on Wednesday 21st March 2018