Kapiti is an ideal place to holiday, mixing Kapiti Summer School workshops with the natural beauty of the area. The region attracts artists and entrepreneurs who help make it a vibrant, creative place with a friendly coastal village atmosphere.
Easily accessed by car, train, or air with Air Chatham and just a 45-minute drive from Wellington on the Expressway, it’s a perfect place for a relaxing break.
Whilst here participating in a Kapiti Summer School workshop why not extend your stay and enjoy some of our top things/activities to do in Kapiti.
Climb to the top of Kapiti Island and enjoy an incredible panoramic view from The Sounds to Taranaki.
Tramp in the Tararua Forest Park.
Walk the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ part of the national Te Araroa Trail.
Cycle through Queen Elizabeth Park on the Te Ara O Whareroa track from Paekakariki to Raumati South.
See the private collection of rare and collectible cars in the Southern Hemisphere at Southward Car Museum.
Visit the birds and tuatara at Nga Manu and feed the eels.
Golf at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club or at the other 3 local courses.
Swim at the beach or local swimming pools at Paraparaumu, Waikanae or Otaki.
Experience the history of the US Marines in Queen Elizabeth Park, and visit our local museums at Paekakariki, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, and Otaki.
For Accommodation and other information:
Kapiti Coast Information Centre
And you can find up to date information about the Kapiti Region here: