What To See And Do


...in Paekakariki

  • Paekakariki Beach - surf patrolled, safe swimming, sandy beach
  • Walk along the beach or take a short bushwalk to Fishermans Table Restaurant
  • A choice of three other restaurants/cafes in the village
  • Local shops
  • Queen Elizabeth Park - including U.S. Marine Heritage Site
  • Steam Museum Incorporated
  • Paekakariki Rail and Heritage Museum
  • Te Araroa track also known as The Stairway to Heaven

Paekakariki Beach

Paekakariki Beach

...on the Kapiti Coast:

  • Within 15 mins of 5 Golf Courses, including Paraparaumu Beach Links, where Tiger Woods competed in the New Zealand Open, January 2002
  • Kapiti Island Nature Reserve - prior notice is necessary to arrange for bookings and permits for day trips as access to the island is strictly limited
  • Nga Manu Nature Reserve
  • Bushwalks - coastal and inland, varying in length and difficulty
  • Coastlands Shopping Mall
  • Southwards Car Museum
  • Tramway Museum
  • The Museum of Aviation
  • Lindale Tourist Complex - specialty shops, farm walks and shows
  • Lavender Farm
  • Art Galleries
  • Wineries
  • Potteries
  • Mini Golf courses
  • Horseriding
  • Clay Target Shooting
  • Kapiti 4X4 Adventure
  • Rafting and Kayaking
  • Gliders, Scenic Flights


...in Wellington - just 30 minutes away

  • Te Papa
  • Museum of City and Sea
  • Parliament Buildings - The 'Beehive'
  • Cable Car
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Westpac Trust Stadium
  • Theatres, Restaurants, Shopping
  • Harbour Cruises
  • Historic Sites including Katherine Mansfield Birthplace

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