Kapiti Gateway Motel

Kapiti Activities


Waikanae Estuary Bird Tours

Waikanae Estuary Bird Tours

Stroll around the lagoons, sandspit & river reserve while enjoying magnificent scenery and variety of coastal and aquatic birds.  Tip:  take a picnic!

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Waikanae Saturday Morning Market

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, cheeses and the famous Kampot Pepper...and more!

Waikanae River Walk

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

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).

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Nga Manu Nature Reserve

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.  

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Southwards Car Museum

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

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Mahara Art Gallery

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.

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Kapiti Island Tours

Kapiti Island Tours

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

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Black Pearl Charters

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

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...

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Te Horo Farmstay & Equestrian Centre

Te Horo Farmstay & Equestrian Centre

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.

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