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 movie tours, sightseeing and city tours, parliament tours, Craft Beer Tour for the serious beer connoisseur.
An adventure business with a difference, based in the Otaki Gorge. Clients can design their own adventure by selecting from the following adventure activities; Rafting/ Night Rafting, Kayaking, Tubing, Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Team Building, Day Walks and Challenge Ropes Course. It's fun for school groups, work groups, social clubs, corporate challenges, or a reward for you best customers.
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.
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 - 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 - 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.
Welcome to Springhill Garden Apartments. Our accommodation is beautiful, modern, immaculate and quiet. A little bit of luxury in your home away from home… Set in 1.5 acres of gardens, Springhill Garden Apartments is a great family get-away and a gorgeous retreat for individuals and couples. Just 10 minutes walk from Pukerua Bay train station and 30 minutes from Wellington city!
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.
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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Jazz and Blues at the Raumati Social Club
Two varied shows back to back. Take Ten kick off with vocalist Debbie James, guitarist Paul Goodhead and pianist Gilbert Haisman performing great songs by Duke Ellington, Lennon and McCartney, Cole Porter and more. ...
Where: The Raumati Social Club, Raumati, Kapiti Coast
Address: 34 Poplar Ave, Raumati South, Raumati, Kapiti Coast
From: 7:30pm on Friday 16th November 2018
To: 9:30pm on Friday 16th November 2018
Lindale Village Night Market
A boutique Friday Night Market in the park-like setting of Lindale Village in Paraparaumu. Food trucks, an eclectic mix of stalls with crafts and other goodies to help fill your Christmas stockings, entertainment ...
Where: Lindale, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: 111 Main Road, North Paraparaumu , Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 5:30pm on Friday 9th November 2018
To: 8:00pm on Friday 21st December 2018
Spiritual Wellness Retreat
Spiritual wellness retreat. So what will you get for your money? Two nights accommodation at a beautiful rural retreat located by the Otaki river and off the grid (no cell phones or internet) ...
Where: Waihoanga Centre, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
Address: 32 Waihōanga Rd, Otaki Gorge, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
From: 6:00pm on Friday 16th November 2018
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 18th November 2018
Kapiti Coast Festival
The Festival is about the local community coming together to show case the uniqueness of the Kapiti Coast Region. It focuses on a fun family day out with something to see and do for all. The Festival takes place on ...
Where: Kapiti Primary School, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: Cnr Rimu Rd & Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 9:30am on Saturday 17th November 2018
To: 3:30pm on Saturday 17th November 2018
Run Red for Children
Run for Children this November. Save the Children are asking people to Run Red be sponsored as part of a fundraising event called Charlie’s Challenge anytime from now until 27 November. To help children who have had ...
Where: Otaihanga Domain, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: Otaihanga Rd, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 8:00am on Saturday 3rd November 2018
To: 9:00am on Saturday 24th November 2018
Caroline Boyd Memorial Walk/Run
After a successful event in its inaugural year in 2017, the Caroline Boyd Memorial Walk/Run is back for 2018! This year, we offer a similar set of activities - a 10km run, and a 5.5 km walk or run on the same course. ...
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast
Address: Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast
From: 11:30am on Sunday 18th November 2018
To: 1:30pm on Sunday 18th November 2018
Book Launch: The World of Greek Mythology & The Trespassers
Join us for the launch of "The World of Greek Mythology" by Ben Spies and "The Trespassers Club" by Helen Vivienne Fletcher. Both books are suitable for middle-grade readers, and we'll be launching them in a ...
Where: Raumati South Memorial Hall, Raumati, Kapiti Coast
Address: 7 Tennis Court Rd, Raumati, Kapiti Coast
From: 1:30pm on Sunday 18th November 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 18th November 2018
Meditation & Buddhism
These weekly classes are designed to help everyone find inner peace, happiness and well-being. Each week a different aspect of meditation and Buddhism is explained. The classes consist of two simple guided ...
Where: Te Newhanga Kapiti Community Centre, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: 15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 7:00pm on Monday 20th August 2018
To: 8:15pm on Monday 10th December 2018
Shut Up & Dance
Wanna learn Beyoncé's Single Ladies? Napolean Dynamite's talent show performance? Michael Jackson's Beat It? No, this is not a dream, we are real and we exist - your dream fitness class is finally here. We teach ...
Where: Judith Fuge Dance Studio, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: 345 Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 7:45pm on Monday 15th October 2018
To: 8:30pm on Monday 17th December 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: Coast Pilates, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: 159 Rimu Rd, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 12:30pm on Monday 8th January 2018
To: 1:20pm on Monday 17th December 2018