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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Mobile-friendly - Air Chathams has been bringing NZ's regional communities together by air for over 30 years. Privately-owned by Craig and Marion Emeny of the Chatham Islands, the airline provides a convenient, quality and reliable service that has cemented its reputation for looking after people. Flights to and from Whakatane, Whanganui, the Kapiti Coast and the Chathams Islands. NZ-wide speciality charters available.
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 - Witness the sights of New Zealand's 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 LOTR tours, sightseeing and city tours, wine tours, Craft Beer Tour for the serious beer connoisseur.
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 - 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 - 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.
Bring the whole family in to enjoy our full range of family entertainment options. What's On Offer: Tenpin bowling Game Zone Pool tables Outdoor Mini Putt Susie's Cafe Birthday parties Function hire Specials and Packages
Ocean Motel on the Kapiti Coast is ideal for the holiday-maker who is looking for peace and quiet away from the city rush. Situated close enough to Wellington spend the day in the city shopping or sightseeing. 45-minute drive to the ferry. Close to beach, shops, restaurants and golf course.
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.
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.
Mobile-friendly - Walk through the gates and be taken into another world, one that is reminiscent of Tolkien's amazing imagination. This is the perfect environment to relax, celebrate, refresh or spend a romantic weekend. Enjoy incredible indoor-outdoor flow with huge barn doors that open up to lush native bush and a luxurious tree spa overlooking a mountain stream. Find us on Facebook.
Formerly known as Copperfield Seaside Motel, U Studios Paraparaumu Beach are a newly refurbished motel by the beach located within walking distance to Paraparaumu's best restaurants. With its stylish design and perfect stop-over location, you can enjoy a leisurely walk along the beach and watch the sunset or simply relax in the comfort in one of our many studios.
Mobile-friendly - Be blown away by Wellington. Explore the spectacular Wellington region with a friendly local on a personalised relaxing private, or small group, day tour or shore excursion (Max 10 people). Hosted by uTours, you will enjoy informed conversation, individual attention, personal space and the opportunity to connect with the Wellington that locals love.
Explore Wellington, Wairarapa or Kapiti Coast enjoying all the beauty and places of interest. You will be in the hands of our owner/guide Richard, who has lived in Wellington all his life, and enjoys nothing more than meeting and interacting with new people while sharing all the history and background for what you will be seeing on the day.
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Where: Paraparaumu Public Library, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: 9 Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 5:30pm on Friday 24th May 2019
To: 7:00pm on Friday 22nd November 2019
M.A.T.C.H: Korakora Matihiko
Igniting the spark of technology for our rangatahi Māoriland Charitable Trust has created M.A.T.C.H to enable and mentor our rangatahi to be leaders in the creative tech industry. Korakora Matihiko is a two week ...
Where: Maoriland Hub, Ōtaki, Kapiti Coast
Address: 68 Main St, Otaki, Ōtaki, Kapiti Coast
From: 6:30pm on Friday 17th May 2019
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 1st June 2019
Kāpiti Startup Weekend - Techweek
Don't miss out on this great weekend event focused on fostering technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Build your network and learn. A Startup Weekend allows you to create a startup in just 54 hours ...
Where: Te Newhanga Kapiti Community Centre, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: 15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 6:00pm on Friday 24th May 2019
To: 9:00pm on Sunday 26th May 2019
Retreat: ReSounding You
Allow yourself the space to explore, express, and connect with who you be. Come on a deep experiential journey with you and your voice and Re-Sound-You. The Voice Alchemy retreat is a space for you to explore and ...
Where: Waihoanga Centre, Ōtaki, Kapiti Coast
Address: 32 Waihōanga Rd, Otaki Gorge, Ōtaki, Kapiti Coast
From: 5:00pm on Friday 24th May 2019
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 26th May 2019
Caroline Easther And The Cinnamon Girls
New Zealand music legend Caroline Easther takes to the front of the stage with her band the Cinnamon Girls to play a set of haunting, intelligent indie-pop based songs from her new album Lucky.
Where: St Peters Hall, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast
Address: Cnr Beach Rd and Ames St, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
My Name is Moana
Water, ocean, moana, music – ‘My Name is Moana’ is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the ocean, led by celebrated singer/songwriter Moana Maniapoto, arts laureate and a 2016 inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame. ...
Where: Maoriland Hub, Ōtaki, Kapiti Coast
Address: 68 Main St, Otaki, Ōtaki, Kapiti Coast
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
An Artist's View of Frances Hodgkins with Harriet Bright
A 2 hour workshop for students ages 10 to 18 years related to the exhibition of work by Frances Hodgkins. 10am to noon. Much of Frances Hodgkins' work showed people from her everyday life. Family, neighbours and ...
Where: Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
Address: 20 Mahara Place, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
From: 10:00am on Saturday 4th May 2019
To: 12:00am on Sunday 26th May 2019
Manawa Ora Mirimiri and Healing Workshop
Introducing the foundations of authentic Maori bodywork and healing. Connect to cultural knowledge and practice! Gain insight, rediscover your potential and experience personal transformation at this unique 2-day event! ...
Where: Kapiti College Marae, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: Margaret St, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 9:00am on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 26th May 2019
Life Transitions Workshop
Life Transitions Workshop Yvonne draws on her experience - in Life and Career Coaching and using some of the techniques gained from training in Art Therapy, the Virtues Project facilitation, and her Visual Arts degree - ...
Where: 50 Kirk St, Ōtaki, Wellington Region
From: 9:30am on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 26th May 2019
One Off Makeup Applications
Have your make-up professionally applied to your special event? Make-up that stays put! Look flawless and feel great! Had the pleasure of meeting Charlie recently to do my makeup, she quite simply is amazing! Made ...
Where: Facepaint Studio Make-up School, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: 11 Epiha St, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 10:00am on Saturday 11th May 2019
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 15th June 2019