Discover the Kapiti Coast
Less than an hour north of the city enjoy the sunny coast with wondrous views, boutique shopping and great coffee to boot!
See & Do
Whether you like the outdoors, are a food connoisseur or have an eye for fashion, there is something for you in Kapiti.  For those of you who can’t think of anything better than being outside, cycle the coastal trials through Queen Elizabeth park or walk the Paekakariki Escarpment track where you can take in the spectacular views of the coastline and Kapiti Island.  Alternatively maybe you want to immerse yourselves in the museums and galleries, like the Mahara Gallery in Waikanae.  The Southward Car Museum is a must see with some of the world’s rarest and most valuable vehicles in the Southern Hemisphere.

If you are all about the boutique fashion, Raumati Beach has to be on your list.  On Margaret Road you will found Paper Doll offering both contemporary and classic pieces, The Frock Shop that focuses on Kiwi fashion designers, Milk + Ginger that will cover all bases from women’s and kids clothing to home goods and finally Madame Treacle - Tart where you will always find something special.
Escarpment Track on the Kapiti Coast
Milk and Ginger Shop, located at Raumati Beach
Milk and Ginger shop photo, located at Raumati Beach
Eat & Drink
There is no shortage of cafes, eateries and restaurants on the coast.  With great coffee at every corner and culinary delights that feature food from around the world, there are a bunch of top spots not to be missed.  

Fancy a world class view, check out Pram Beach a two storey restaurant and bar, with views out over the beach to Kapiti Island.  Or treat yourself at 50-50,  and try the innovative food of head chef Helen Turnbull who worked with Gordon Ramsay. If you want to hang with the locals check out the Raumati social club for live music on the weekends.

Up and down the coast there is a plethora of ice cream shops. In Te Horo check out Koru Ice, with their homemade gelatos or diary free sorbet. In Paraparaumu Raw Planet offers an one of a kind experience with organic ice cream, organic yoghurt and vegan creams.  If you are after a more decadent dessert check out the newest kid of the coast Passo in Paraparaumu.
Burgers at Raumati Social Club
No day is the same at Gorge. With a special menu that changes daily, they cater to all tastes and dietary requirements. They use quality and local goods plus only the best coffee: Peoples Coffee. Be sure not to miss their homemade pastries and pies and in the summer be sure to grab a gelato or stop for moment and enjoy a nice cold beer with the locals.
Using the best of local produce, puts a modern twist on New Zealand dishes. The menu constantly changes not to only reflect seasons but to constantly offer fresh ideas and culinary delights.  Located on the main street in Paraparaumu, open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday, this is a spot you don’t want to miss.
Olde Beach Bakery
The first bakery in Waikanae beach, this is a place to enjoy stunning baked goods. Sit outside and enjoy the best cheese scones and french pastries, pies and milkshake syrups that are made from scratch.  Inside enjoy seeing these creations come to life giving the public the opportunity to see the bakers hone their craft and produce world class goods.
So many options on the Kapiti Coast from glamping to luxury lodges, you can find a setting that suits you. Stay in the dunes of Peka Peka beach at Atahuri, relax in the spa, taking in the salt air and beach front.  Or maybe you want a place for you and all your friends.  Kefalonia luxury retreat can accomodate up to 14 people, with a tennis court and swimming pool, and is only 5 minutes from Paraparaumu. If you are after something different you can stay on the only accomodation offered on Kapiti Island, The Lodge.  They offer luxury tents, cabins or there is a coastal bungalow option.  
View of Atahuri hotel, located in the sand dune at Peka Peka beach
Room at Atahuri Hotel
Pool at Atahuri hotel
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