Experience Kāpiti

Just north of Wellington, the Kāpiti Coast provides an escape to its unspoilt beaches and a warm coastal climate.

Kapiti Island

Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu

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A 20-minute boat ride from Paraparaumu Beach through the Kapiti Marine Sanctuary is Kapiti Island. Enjoy a 30-minute presentation at the DOC centre where the group will learn about the natural history of Kapiti Island, the ecology of the island and stories of the Ngati Toa Rangitira and sustainability. In the approximate 5 hours participants are on the island you will see rare and endangered birds in their natural environment, birds found nowhere else in the world. Delegates can wander through the tracks up to the bird feeding station before climbing to the summit to see a breathtaking 360-degree view of Kapiti and Tasman sea. 


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Southward Car Museum Vintage Car Experience

Otaihanga Road, Otaihanga , Paraparaumu

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The Southward Car Museum is one of the southern hemisphere's largest collections of vintage cars. Take a tour around the Southward Car Museum and see more than 400 vehicles, ranging from turn-of-the-century models and slick 1960s luxury cars to million-dollar Bugattis and immaculately-preserved family sedans.


Ngā Manu Nature Reserve Walk

74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae, Wellington

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Strop in and take a walk around the 14 hectare Ngā Manu Reserve which comprises a mosaic of habitats including the largest remnant of lowland swamp forest remaining on the Kāpiti Coast, ponds, wetlands, open lawn areas, walk-through aviaries, reptile enclosures, and a nocturnal house for kiwi. Ngā Manu volunteers offer guided forest walks which are a great introduction to the unique values of our environment.


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Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club

376 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu

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A traditional links course, Paraparaumu Beach Links is rated as the top golf course in New Zealand and is amongst the top 100 in the world. The course has been the host of 12 New Zealand Opens and is renowned for being the course that 'tamed the Tiger' in 2002. This exceptional and memorable course is links golf at its purest. Green fee players are welcome to contact the club to make a tee booking before play.


Cook off with Ruth Pretty

41 School Road, Kaiwharawhaura, 6035

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Ruth Perry's lunch Cook-off are held in the Ruth Pretty catering commercial kitchen. These classes are interactive and competitive, great for team building. This class is designed to showcase premium New Zealand food products with simple cooking techniques and contemporary presentation. Guests can relax and enjoy the meal that they have created in the ambience of a private house and garden. 


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Sea Kayak to Kapiti Island

Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu

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Trip over to Kapiti Island on a purpose-built ferry. Once there, enjoy 2.5 hours of guided Kayaking in the Marine Reserve followed by a 2.5-hour walk exploring the tracks and experiencing the amazing nature of the island. Sea kayaking is in double sea kayaks which are very safe and stable but is dependent on sea conditions. 


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