Villages and towns, beaches and forest, birds and marine life, artists and entrepreneurs.
All close by and every corner has a new story for your stay.
Explore Kāpiti’s easy, picturesque cycle and walkways from Queen Elizabeth Park on the Te Ara o Whareroa track from Paekākāriki to Raumati South or challenge yourself on mountain bike trails and escarpment walks along the golden coastline on one of the many beaches or embrace the nature reserves and habitats full of native birds and plants.
“Named New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Small City in 2020.”
The Escarpment Track runs from Paekākāriki to Pukerua Bay at the most southern end of the Kāpiti Coast, taking in sweeping view of the coastline and the region’s famous Kāpiti Island. Amble along the golden coastline on one of the many beaches or embrace the nature reserves and habitats full of native birds and plants.
Kāpiti Island is a beautiful bird sanctuary and one of New Zealand’s most accessible nature reserves. It is a unique experience with access by approved tour operators only. Get up close and personal with rare birds such as kākā, kokako, takahē and hihi in this tranquil paradise. Wander the tracks fringed with dense native forest or climb the 521m peak for panoramic views.
“Kāpiti boasts 40kms of unspoilt beaches - Paekakariki, Raumati, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Peka Peka, Te Horo and Otaki.”
Play golf at the Paraparaumu Beach Golf Course regarded as one of the greatest links courses in the Southern Hemisphere. Visit art galleries, Southwards Car Museum and the markets or just idle the time away in a café and watch the world go by.