Discover the charms of the Kāpiti Coast
Head north out of Wellington and time seems to shift as the air becomes salty, the sky seems bigger and roads are swapped out for sand
If weather or time works against a visit to the island, take a visit to the Ngā Manu Nature Reserve for an up-close look at nature. Meet kiwi in the nocturnal house, feed long fin eels and say ‘kia ora’ to a tuatara. The reserve has Kāpiti’s largest remaining coastal wetlands where you can meet some of the 50 different bird species that come and go from this rich ecological swamp. Don’t leave without hugging one of the ancient 400-year old kahikatea, which are Aotearoa’s tallest forest trees.
Fortunately, Kāpiti doesn’t mind if you come for its beaches, its walkways, nature reserves or cuisine; it will welcome you with open arms and invite you to share its many experiences. With 13 flights a week from Auckland to Kāpiti Coast Airport, not to mention from other New Zealand hubs, now is the time to discover the charms of the Kāpiti Coast.