Coast 35

Walking time

3 hr




Walking/Running, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Wheelchair/Pram


Double track

Walking difficulty

Easiest: Easy access short walk

Mountain Bike Grade

Easy: Grade 2


21m highest point


Yes (on lead)

The trail map for Coast 35 is being updated to reflect recent changes. In the meantime, download the Kāpiti Coast Trails Map on the Kāpiti Coast District Council website:

Tracks and trails


Capture Studios

About the trail

The 35km trail is popular with walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders and features dunes, wetlands, bridges, tunnels, tram crossings and underpasses.

From Coast 35, you can access the Waikanae and Ōtaki River trails and local roads. You can divert to Ngā Manu Nature Reserve in Waikanae, Southwards Car Museum at Otaihanga or the Tote Modern in Ōtaki. Or pay a visit to a café in Paekākāriki, Harrisons Garden World café in Peka Peka and Ruth Pretty’s Garden Café in Te Horo.

Horses share the path along most of the route, except for the Raumati Road and river bridges.

Capture Studios

Coast 35 starts at the southern end of Queen Elizabeth Park in Paekākāriki, about 35 minutes north of Wellington by car or an easy train journey to Paekākāriki Station.

To begin from the northern Ōtaki end, parking is available just north of the Rahui Road bridge, opposite the BP station. There are also parking spots along the trail if you want to ride or walk certain sections.