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.
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.
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.
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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Yoga With Elise - Restore Class
Hi, my name is Elise Curnow. I am a fully qualified teacher and forever student of yoga in the tradition of Krishnamacharya. I also incorporate ayurvedic practices into my daily life for health and balance. About the ...
Where: Waikanae Memorial Hall, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
Address: 7 Pehi Kupa St, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
From: 11:00am on Wednesday 25th July 2018
To: 12:00am on Thursday 27th September 2018
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Contemporary Art Exhibition featuring local artist Vicki Webster. Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Exhibition opening on 1st September, at 1:30pm at Artscape Gallery. Everyone welcome!
Where: Artscape Gallery, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
Address: 239 Main Highway, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 29th August 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 7th October 2018
The Otaki Scholar and Ōtaki: A Legacy of World War 1
For 75 years a student from a Scottish secondary school has travelled to New Zealand annually to visit selected schools and to see the country. The student, from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon’s College, holds the ...
Where: Otaki Museum, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
Address: 49 Main St, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
From: 10:00am on Friday 20th July 2018
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 29th September 2018
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Where: The Tele (formerly Telegraph Hotel), Otaki, Kapiti Coast
Address: Main St, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
From: 8:30pm on Friday 21st September 2018
To: 11:59pm on Friday 21st September 2018
An Evening With Emily Writes
Emily Writes, a popular parenting writer from Wellington joins us for an evening of fun and laughter to help raise funds for a brand new roof for Waikanae Playcentre. Author of "Rants in the dark" and the newly ...
Where: Southward Theatre, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 7:15pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018
Kapiti Dollhouse & Miniature Show
Members of the Kapiti Miniatures are displaying their works during the weekend. This is a fascinating hobby viewing life in miniature. The displays are in the main 1/12th scale (1 inch/1 foot) and 1/24th & 1/48th ...
Where: Waikanae Arts and Crafts Society, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
Address: 27a Elizabeth St, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
From: 10:00am on Saturday 22nd September 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 23rd September 2018
The Warratahs "Drivin Wheel" New Zealand Tour 2018
The Warratahs On the road with the band of national significance For over 30 years The Warratahs have carved a niche into the New Zealand landscape - literally from North Cape to Bluff. "Runaway Days" was awarded ...
Where: St Peters Hall, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast
Address: Cnr Beach Rd and Ames St, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast
From: 7:00pm on Sunday 23rd September 2018
To: 10:30pm on Sunday 23rd September 2018
Character Latex Workshop
This is a 4-hour workshop and runs in the school holidays. Students get to create a character using latex. Characters could be a cat, dog or a witch, you decide. You can work on yourself or bring a model. Next, ...
Where: Facepaint Studio Make-up School, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: 11 Epiha St, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 10:00am on Monday 24th September 2018
To: 2:00pm on Monday 1st October 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: 10 Weka Rd, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 12:30pm on Monday 8th January 2018
To: 1:20pm on Monday 17th December 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