Welcome to Kapiti Coast. There is much to experience in Kapiti and in nearby Wellington City...and it can all be enjoyed from your central location at Kapiti Gateway Motel Waikanae. We've put together some of our favourite things...and you can check out Kapiti Coast for further information. Take your time and enjoy...
Waikanae Estuary Bird Tours
160 Weggery Drive, Waikanae. Stroll around the lagoons, sandspit & river reserve while enjoying magnificent scenery and variety of coastal and aquatic birds. Tip: take a picnic!
Waikanae Saturday Morning Market
Every Saturday morning you can enjoy the local Waikanae Farmers Market, everything from fresh free range Eggs, gift ideas and secondhand goods, cheap quality fruit and veges, jams, oils and the famous Kampot Pepper!
Waikanae River Walk
Our favorite local walk: No matter what your fitness level, you will love the Waikanae River walk...
Sride'n'Ride Kapiti Coast
Our district has a wonderful network of cycling and walking trails that are safe and accessible for people of all ages and levels of fitness. To make it easy for you to get out and explore our trails we can supply easy-to-read maps that list ten trails covering more than 100 kilometres of the Kāpiti Coast. So load up your bike, grab your walking shoes and get out and explore. (Bike hire available).
Nga Manu Nature Reserve
Ngarara Road, Waikanae. A unique opportunity to see a diverse range of native birdlife, flora and fauna in just one visit. Daily feeding tours 11am and 2pm.
Southwards Car Museum
Located on Otaihanga Road, Kapiti Coast - a 5 min drive from Kapiti Gateway Motel. Over 350 vehicles, three aircraft and various other exhibits including motorcycles, bicyles and a fire engine. World renowned museum.
Mahara Art Gallery
Mahara Place, Waikanae Village. Offering a diversity of curated group and solo exhibitions in contemporary art and cultural heritage. Combine with delicious coffee and cake at one of the nearby village cafes.
Artel Gallery + Store
Main Road, Waikanae. Selling a range of cool New Zealand stuff: prints, jewellery, pounamu, ceramics, photography, wood, kids stuff, and tons of gift ideas - everything hand made in NZ and much of it on the Kapiti Coast!
Kapiti Island Tours
Depart daily from Paraparaumu Beach. Internationally renowned nature reserve and bird sanctuary. Discover some of the world’s rarest birds in their natural habitat. See our Kapiti Island special. A truly unique and inspiring experience.
Black Pearl Charters
Full day, half day and evening fishing trips, or a package tailored to suit you...from $150 per person. Snapper to Marlin...we do it all....from Mana Marina.
Shoreline Boutique Cinema
Mahara Place, Waikanae Village. Enjoy a mix of films from NZ and around the world from supremely comfortable couches. Café and bar facilities. Check out What's On...
Waikanae Golf Club
Te Moana Road, Waikanae. 18 hole course set in an extremely picturesque location. Pro shop, car and café open most days.
Tuatara Brewery Tours
7 Sheffield Street, Paraparaumu. A must visit for lovers of craft beer!
Kapiti Ten Pin Bowling
1 Te Tupe Rd, Nikau Valley. Enjoy some fun…14 lanes with automatic pinsetters and computerised scoring system. Food and Bar facilities.
Loco Miniature Railway & Garden
SH1 North, Otaki. Set in 2 acres of beautiful gardens, miniature railway, plus play area,trampoline, petanque, and backyard cricket hammocks. (Open 1 Oct - 30 April: every Sunday & daily during school and public holidays between above dates)
Wellington Tramway Museum
Mackays Crossing, QE Park, Kapiti Coas. tTake a ride through the region’s premier coastal park, through the coastal dunes with views of Kapiti Island.
Kapiti Heliworx Scenic Tours
A helicopter flight is an amazing way to view the local scenery...check out Heliworx wonderful packages.