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, cheeses and the famous Kampot Pepper...and more!
Waikanae River Walk
Our favorite local walk: No matter what your fitness level, you will love the Waikanae River walk...
Stride'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).
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 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.
Day Trips depart daily from Paraparaumu Beach and paradise is only a 20 minute ride on a purpose-built jet boat. Internationally renowned nature reserve and bird sanctuary...discover some of the world’s rarest birds in their natural habitat. A truly unique and inspiring experience. Click on link below to book or Phone Kapiti Island Eco Tours 0800433779.
If an overnight stay is preferred, this can be booked via a separate Operator: Kapiti Island Nature Tours Phone 08005475263
Come and enjoy our Farm and Riding Centre which suits all ages and riding abilities. We offer pony rides for littlies as well as treks for older and more advanced riders. Qualified instructor available for lessons. Check out the website for options and pricing.