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Explore Kapiti

There is something for everyone here on the Kapiti Coast. 

Kapiti is a Foodies paradise! Restaurants, cafes, bars, craft beer brewers, a chocolate factory, cooking demonstrations, and classes there is a huge array of culinary treasures to be discovered. From casual dining to degustation Top Floor Bed & Breakfast is just a short walk to many of Kapiti's best eateries. 

If you love the beach and nature then Paraparaumu Beach is a one-minute walk from your room - take the beach towels and head to the beach for a swim, or take a walk along our 40kms of coastline.

Within a one-minute walk is the world-class Paraparaumu Beach Golf Courses or you could take a ferry to Kapiti Island for a day visit or to stay overnight.

We've got cycleways, walkways, beautiful nature hikes, museums, horse riding.......  and so much more.

Here are some of our recommended Must Dos:

Creative Maanaki

Creative Kāpiti create opportunities for everyone to be involved in the creative industries on the Kāpiti Coast, either as a participant, buyer, or audience.  See what's currently happening...

Everything creative on the Kapiti Coast Image by Steve Johnson
Kapiti island daily tours

Kapiti Island Nature Tours

 Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most treasured Nature Reserves, located just 15minutes from Paraparaumu Beach.

Southward Car Museum

The Southward Car Museum is an automobile museum housing a collection of over 400 vehicles, as well as three aircraft, located on Otaihanga Road, Otaihanga, just north of Paraparaumu.

Southward Car Museum experience
Tuatara Brewery tasting

Tuatara Brewery

If you take a gentle meander up the sunny Kapiti Coast to the Tuatara Brewery tasting room, you can yourself in the company of a beer tasting and food pairing experience that will open the eyes of both the craft beer initiated and uninitiated.

Paraparaumu Golf Course

The host of 12 New Zealand Opens, Paraparaumu Beach is considered by many to be the spiritual home of New Zealand golf. The course that tamed the Tiger in 2002, this is links golf at its purest.

Paraparaumu Links Golf Course
nga manu nature reserve

Nga Manu Nature Reserve

The Nga Manu Bird Sanctuary’s history started in the 1970’s and over 40 years later is a hidden gem in the North Island. With the goal of preserving and conserving the native flora and fauna, a visit here will span your knowledge and building your connection with nature.

Cantharis Alpacas

Cantharis Alpacas is based in the hills above the Kapiti Coast, conveniently located just 45 kms North of Wellington. They offer private farm walks for you and the alpacas to be entertained. Tour group sizes are limited to a target maximum of 12 guests giving you plenty of time to get to know their alpacas.

Alpaca farm visit
Fly by Wire experience

Fly By Wire

You can bungee jump in 58 countries around the world but there is only one where you can fly by wire. You pilot the Fly By Wire plane flies in a stunning canyon with views overlooking Kapiti Island.  This is unlike any other thrill you’ll find in NZ.

Paekakariki Escarpment Track

With the nickname of NZ’s Stairway to Heaven, the Paekakariki Escarpment Track is an easily accessed hike that provides a doable challenge with epic views of Kapiti Island and the surrounding coastline.

paekakariki escarpment track bridge
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