Our District

Contact us

Kāpiti Coast District Council
175 Rimu Road
Private Bag 60601
Paraparaumu 5254

04 296 4700 
0800 486 486
Fax: 04 296 4830 

Opening hours:
8am to 5pm - Monday to Friday

More on hours and service centres


Visiting Kāpiti

Kāpiti has a wealth of attractions for visitors, learn more here.

With direct flights from Auckland and a short drive from Wellington, Kāpiti is a easy refreshing break.

It is a place you can relax, and enjoy amazing nature, 40 kilometres of unspoilt beaches, a relaxed warm community and intriguing heritage. It's the perfect place to enjoy real kiwi experiences, a moderate climate and spectacular coastal landscapes.

Watch a short video for a glimpse of what you can see and do in Kāpiti below or take a cruise with an aerial video of the Waikanae cycleway here (which only works in a modern browser).

click to play video in a new window of See & Do - Kāpiti

Kāpiti is also a very attractive place to move to and many residents have emigrated to New Zealand and settled here.  Being just a 45 minute drive or train ride to the capital city, but with a relaxed beach and bush lifestyle, you get the best of both worlds in Kāpiti. This short video about a British family who moved here shows a snapshot of their new lives in New Zealand.

To find out about more about our attractions, where to stay, events, visit one of our visitor information centres or go to the WellingtonNZ.com/kapiti website here

Air services

    Kāpiti Coast Airport terminal is located at 60 Toru Road Paraparaumu consisting of attractive public areas, check in facilities and i-Land café. Service providers Air New Zealand provides daily flights to and from Auckland and flights six days a we...

Arts and museums

All you need to know about arts and museums on the Kāpiti Coast.


The Kāpiti Coast coastline is approximately 40 kilometres long.

Cycleways, bridleways and walkways

Our district is renowned for walking, cycling and horse riding opportunities.

Enjoying our natural environment

Kāpiti has abundant open space with a diverse range of natural systems for people to experience and enjoy.

Freedom camping

Kilometres of stunning coastline and the captivating backdrop of Kāpiti Island make Kāpiti a must visit destination for freedom travellers. The series of coastal communities about an hour's drive north of Wellington make Kāpiti the perfect stop-over...

Public and community transport

Public transport on the Kāpiti Coast is managed by the Greater Wellington Regional Council .  To view information about public transport in the Kāpiti Coast District, the Metlink website features routes and timetables of trains and buses throught the...

Visitor centres

Centres are located in Paraparaumu and Waikanae

Visiting Ōtaki

Ōtaki is an area with lots of attractions for visitors.

Eating out in Kāpiti

From fish and chips to gourmet local produce served in quality restaurants, eating out is a pleasure on the Kāpiti Coast.


Read our Visitor Guide online here

Visitor Guide 2016