Kāpiti's 40 kilometres of beautiful coastline are popular during warmer months with locals and visitors alike. With over 500 hectares of parks and sports grounds and almost 100 kilometres of tracks, trails, and horse-riding paths, we're spoilt for choice exploring our backyard. Get out and explore Kāpiti today!
Looking for cool activities to entertain the whole family? From water-based exercise, recreation or swimming lessons, Kāpiti has it all, in- and outdoors! Our libraries let you borrow books, ebooks, audiobooks and music from all over the lower North Island, and our Arts scene is unparalleled – get out there and visit it all!
Get out and enjoy all that our beautiful Kāpiti Coast has to offer! View our events calendar, and find out more about our pool parties, play trailer, reading challenges, and the major events we also support, such as the Ōtaki Kite Festival, XTERRA Wellington Festival, Kāpiti Women's Triathlon and Māoriland Film Festival.
We're all responsible for keeping ourselves and each other safe, and looking after the things that make Kāpiti a great place to live and visit. We've information on the latest water quality results to see if it's safe to swim at our beaches and rivers, responsible camping, and knowing your zones for dog walking and fishing.
Explore, snap, win!
Explore parts of Kāpiti you've never been to, snap a photo and enter our photo competition between 14 December 2022 and 5pm 15 February 2023 to be in to win.
To help get you out and about, we have some awesome prizes up for grabs, including an Instax Printer, across the photo competition categories below.
Get out with the kids
Get ready for a fun Kāpiti summer done right, with our new #KapitiKids summer activity sheet!
Summer provides the perfect time for Kāpiti kids to visit, explore, experience, and be safe in our wonderful backyard. And they’re spoilt for choice with the fun activities on the activty sheet. Colour in each bubble when you've done that activity and remember your favourites to do again later.