The Kapiti Coast

View of the Kapiti Coast from the Paekakariki Hill
Photograph by Peter Sundstrom.


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Welcome to the Kapiti Coast

Just a step way from Wellington lies an area of spectacular sea vistas, glorious sunsets, untouched native forest and dramatic hillscapes.

As you enter the coast, just 40 minutes drive from central Wellington, and see the magnificent Kapiti Island and the beaches stretching along the coast any thoughts of the city are left behind as the more relaxed, refreshing atmosphere of our coastal region takes over.

This is the Kapiti Coast, home to the Kapiti Island nature and marine reserves and a host of activities ranging from exhilarating outdoor adventures to a superb variety of shopping.

Add in New Zealand's top golf course, a world class car museum, magnificently restored trams, easily accessible nature reserves and arts and crafts that match the best in the country, the Kapiti Coast has something for everyone.

A day trip, a weekend away, or a stopover en route further north or south are all very viable options for visitors to Kapiti region - just a step away from Wellington.

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