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.

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

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


Kāpiti is also a very attractive place to move to, and many residents that have emigrated to New Zealand have settled here on the Coast. With a relaxed beach and bush lifestyle and just a 45 minute drive or train ride to the capital city, 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, and more - visit one of our visitor information centres or click here for our Destination Kāpiti website.

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 Air2there provides daily scheduled flights to and from Nelson and Blenheim.  For timetabl...

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, walkways and bridleways

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 centre

The Kāpiti i-SITE visitor centre is situated in the centre of Paraparaumu.

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.

Play in Kāpiti

Stay and play in Kāpiti this summer - with your own children, friend's children or the grandkids. There is plenty to keep them busy rain or shine.