Kapiti Gateway Motel

About Us

Our Vision

"That after you stay with us, you will remember not only the great memories that you made, but you also remember the clean and comfortable motel and the great service you received at Kapiti Gateway Motel."

When staying at Kapiti Gateway Motel we look forward to sharing the Kapiti Coast with you. It is the perfect way to escape and enjoy the real New Zealand (Kiwi) experience.  

We moved to Kapiti in 2001 and simply love living here. Kapiti has such stunning scenery, great beaches and walks, wonderful cafe's and of course Kapiti Island Nature Reserve nestled just off shore. Kapiti is less than 1 hour train ride from Wellington City.  However as well as the amazing location it really is the people that make Waikanae special.

Our Promise to you

Is to give you great service, smiles and spotlessly clean and comfortable accommodation, and do everything we possibly can to ensure that you have a memorable stay on the Kapiti Coast.  

The Future

Russell is constantly maintaining and upgrading the property and our motel barely resembles the property that we first came to.  All our renovations past, present and on-going are carefully planned and carried out with the guest comfort in mind.

The Team

We are lucky to have a great team working with us, and of course there are the Spoodles. Angie (the brown one) and Ellie (her puppy) insisted that we become a pet friendly motel and their most favourite thing about Kapiti are the many river and beach walks on offer.

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

We are personally committed to caring for our environment and understand the direct impact our business practices have on it. We take seriously our obligation to protect and conserve New Zealand's natural resources so that it remains a great place for future generations. We are proud that our motel has proven results in energy efficiency, waste management, and water conservation.

Come and love our location and motel as much as we do. And Welcome!


Viv and Russell