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 - 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.
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.
Premiere chauffeur-driven luxury car and van transport service based in Wellington. Our team of chauffeurs have extensive experience delivering a quality driver service to business executives, corporate groups, travellers and individuals. Whether you need a driver-upon-demand service, punctual door-to-door transfer from Wellington airport, hotel, home, office, meeting/conference venue or personalised tours, we operate a service that works with your itinerary.
Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand's oldest and most important nature reserves, and a place rich in human history. You can visit Kapiti Island for a day tour, or truly experience all the island has to offer with an overnight stay at the lodge.
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 units are designed for your comfort and enjoyment. Each unit offers Wi-Fi internet access and extensive grounds offer outside seating for your enjoyment. Continental breakfast 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 Interislander ferry-terminals and Wellington City. Set in 11 acres of park-like grounds. Facilities include kitchen cabins, tourist flats, tent and power sites and full park amenities. Dog friendly campsites available. Located at start of Paekakariki to Pukerua Bay escarpement walk.
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.
Talk of the Town Tours offer half and full day tours around the Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti regions. Locally-owned, we go the extra mile to offer you the best guided tours of the coolest little capital in the world. Choose what you want to do and join Brian for an interesting, fun and memorable trip.
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.
Mobile-friendly - 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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Toddler Time, Christmas Edition
Step into a Winter Wonderland at Toddler Time - Christmas Edition! Are you prepared for a merry morning filled with festive wonders? Join us for a special Christmas-themed Toddler Time that's perfect for your little ...
Where: Paraparaumu Memorial Hall, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: Aorangi St, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 10:00am on Tuesday 12th December 2023
To: 12:00pm on Tuesday 12th December 2023
Outdoor Yoga at Waikanae Park
Let`s get together, enjoy the sun, and have some fun. Join us for Park Yoga at Waikanae Park every Wednesday over the summer months. Beginners and very Unflexibles are welcome! Please bring a mat or towel. This event ...
Where: Waikanae Park, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
Address: Park Ave, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
From: 6:30pm on Wednesday 1st November 2023
To: 7:30pm on Wednesday 20th December 2023
Over eight inspiring weeks we shall combine simple laughter and breathing exercises with easy techniques to release stress, regulate our nervous systems and balance our bodies for greater Health & Wellbeing. All ...
Where: St Peters Viillage Hall, Paekākāriki, Kapiti Coast
Address: Cnr Beach Rd and Ames St, Paekākāriki, Kapiti Coast
From: 6:30pm on Wednesday 25th October 2023
To: 7:30pm on Wednesday 13th December 2023
Kapiti Atrial Fibrillation (AF) - Peer Support Group
The Heart Foundation is running bimonthly support groups across the region for people and whānau affected by Atrial Fibrillation (AF). Please join us for a chat and the opportunity to meet others with AF. Contact: ...
Where: Paraparaumu Public Library, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: 9 Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 10:30am on Wednesday 12th April 2023
To: 11:30am on Wednesday 13th December 2023
Bitchin' Bingo Xmas
The work Christmas party is sorted! Bingo Mistress Viv presents Bitchin’ Bingo at Tuatara Brewery in Paraparaumu. THURSDAY 14th Dec This crazy Christmas bingo show will have you laughing and dancing in your ...
Where: Tuatara Brewery, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: 7 Sheffield Street, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 14th December 2023
To: 9:30pm on Thursday 14th December 2023
We're delighted to be displaying the winning entries from Paraparaumu College in 2023's World of Wearable Art, along with art and craft by members of Kāpiti Arts and Crafts Society. Exhibition dates: Thursday 23 ...
Where: Kāpiti Gallery, Raumati Beach, Raumati, Kapiti Coast
Address: 192 Matai Road, Raumati, Kapiti Coast
From: 10:00am on Thursday 23rd November 2023
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 21st January 2024
DAPA Showcase 2023 Turn It Up
DAPA - Dreams Academy of Performing Arts presents 'TURN IT UP’, our 2023 Dance Showcase. Over 250 dancers ranging in age from 1-18 years take the stage in this energetic display of jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, ...
Where: Te Raukura ki Kāpiti, Coastlands Theatre, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: 34a Raumati Rd, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 7:00pm on Friday 15th December 2023
To: 6:30pm on Saturday 16th December 2023
Paraparaumu Business Networking
This inclusive and friendly group of local business owners enjoy meeting each other over a coffee to reflect on the week that has been. Come, pause, and take a moment over a coffee, to share and reflect on your weeks ...
Where: Sunday Cantina, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: 31 Poplar Avenue, Raumati South, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 9:30am on Friday 21st July 2023
To: 10:30am on Friday 15th December 2023
Denise Walker Dance Academy: Once Upon a Dream
Come dream with us as our amazing dancers take the stage at Southward Theatre. Once Upon a Dream is a collaboration of ballet, jazz, musical theatre and contemporary dance styles. We are excited to celebrate our year of ...
Where: Southward Theatre, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Address: Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
From: 2:00pm on Saturday 16th December 2023
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 17th December 2023
Jewellery Making Ōtaki - 3 Morning Sessions.
This class will be held at the tutor's home studio in Ōtaki Beach. Join Vaune Mason in her Ōtaki Beach studio for three sessions at the bench! Three mornings of creativity, crafting beautiful silver ...
Where: Workspace Ōtaki, Ōtaki, Kapiti Coast
Address: 6 Hewson Crescent, Ōtaki, Kapiti Coast
From: 10:00am on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 16th December 2023