Best things to do on Kāpiti Coast

A wonderland of beaches, adventure, nature and great restaurants, just an hour's drive north of Wellington

Horse riding Otaki Beach 3
Horse riding Otaki Beach 1
Horse riding Otaki Beach

Beachbrook Riding Stables

98 Rangiuru Road , Ōtaki Beach, Kāpiti Coast

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Something special about the coast is seeing people freely ride their horse along the beach with the picturesque backdrop of Kapiti Island.

Beachbrook Riding Stables a small Boutique Trekking company specialising in private treks ideal for couples, friends and family. You’ll be taken to the most beautiful scenic areas, riding through pine forest, rivers, beaches and sunsets.

Steam Incorporated Trains

All aboard the Daffodil express! Experience the magic of travelling around in a steam train as they did in 1920. Steam Incorporations pride’s work of recreating replica trains from that era by using vintage wood and steal-bodies carriages. Book a train ride which departs from Paekakariki in the Kāpiti Coast.

There are many different routes on offer where you can ride from Wellington to the Manawatu. Or why not try their themed charters like every there’s a themed charter heading to the Napier Art Deco festival.

Steam Train Paekakariki

Tuatara Brewery

7 Sheffield Street, Paraparaumu, Kāpiti Coast

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Cool off from the coastal sunshine with a pint of locally brewed craft beer at the Tuatara Brewery in Paraparaumu.  Take a break by heading to the taproom and grabbing a flight of beer to sample. Or kick it up a notch by booking a tasting experience.

You’ll learn the history and ingredient before trying a selection of different style beers alongside each food pairing made inhouse.  Tuatara beer is award-winning with their approach to brewing being simple: they brew true-to-style with authentic, quality ingredients.

Tuatara tap room brewery frontage

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