Kāpiti Coast: from frowning bluffs to ancient rivers

Those who live on the Kāpiti Coast will tell you it’s a place to die for.


The Kāpiti Coast is one of the best places in New Zealand to watch the sunset. © Justin Bretherton

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Ocean Motel Visit website

Ocean Motel is located on the Kapiti Coast, the closest motel to the Paraparaumu Airport and only 45 minutes from Wellington's CBD, Te Papa, Westpac . . . More . . . 

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Kāpiti Marine Reserve

Kāpiti Marine Reserve is popular for its abundant sea life, including blue moki, kingfish, seals and dolphins. Read the story . . . 

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Finn's Paekakariki Visit website

Finn's Paekakariki is a privately owned boutique hotel situated in a seaside village just off SH 1. Paekakariki Village is only 35 minutes from Wellington . . . More . . . 

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Kāpiti Coast: from frowning bluffs to ancient rivers

Throughout history, and still to this day, the Kāpiti Coast has remained one of the best places in New Zealand to watch the sunset. Read the story . . . 

Waikanae Beach Motel Visit website

Quiet, comfortable and spacious. Ideal accommodation for a short break, or business or family holiday. Garden setting overlooking golf course, 10 minutes walk to beach, . . . More . . . 

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Kāpiti Island: birds of paradise

Lying only 15 minutes off Paraparaumu by boat and only 90 minutes north of Wellington by road, Kāpiti Island is New Zealand’s most accessible offshore wildlife sanctuary. Read the story . . . 

Raumati Sands Resort & Conference Centre Visit website

Modern beach-side accommodation on the Kapiti Coast... Whether you are on a family holiday, staying for a relaxing, romantic getaway or staying for business we . . . More . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Kāpiti

Do what the locals do in the Kāpiti Coast District. Read the story . . . 

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Kapiti Lindale Motel & Conference Centre Visit website

Kapiti Lindale Motel is centrally located on Kapiti Coast. Just a few minutes to shops, restaurants, cafes, clubs and museum. 10 minutes from the Paraparaumu . . . More . . . 

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Our marine reserves: treasures under the sea

In essence, the very simple overriding edict for a marine reserve is no take. Nothing may be removed: not fish, not seaweed, not stones, not feathers or shells off the beach. Read the story . . . 

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Cottage Park Motor Lodge & Conference Centre Visit website

INTERISLAND FERRY STOPOVER - 55min WELLINGTON. Kapiti Coast to Otaki's newest motel complex. Walk to designer label factory shops. Private setting in 2 acres of . . . More . . . 

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Kāpiti Island tracks and walks

Enjoy listening to and spotting birds on a Kāpiti Island walk. Two areas open to the public are Rangatira, halfway along the eastern shore and the northern end of the island. Read the story . . . 

Paekakariki Beachfront Bed & Breakfast

A unique, self-contained independent beachfront studio unit in beautiful, exciting Paekakariki on the Kapiti Coast, featuring the best swimming beach in the region, and the . . . More . . . 

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WOAP: a celebration of Wellington cuisine

With pop-up restaurants, kitchen takeovers, talks, tastings, cooking, curing and creating classes and special menus galore, WOAP is as eclectic as it is delicious. Read the story . . . 

Paraparaumu Motel

12 ground floor units, serviced daily: 4 studio (sleep 2-3); 4 x 1-bedroom (sleep 4-5); 3 x 2-bedroom (sleep 7). Free WiFi. . . . More . . . 

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Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club, Wellington

New Zealand’s ‘spiritual home of golf,’ Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club is considered to be one of the best links courses in the Southern Hemisphere.   Read the story . . . 

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