With 40 kilometres of coastline dotted with beautiful beaches and incredible views, it’s no surprise Kāpiti is so popular during the warmer months with locals and visitors alike! With over 500 hectares of parks and sports grounds and almost 80 kilometres of walkways, cycleways, and horse-riding paths, we're spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring our backyard. Get out and explore Kāpiti today!
Looking for cool activities to keep the whole family entertained? We’ve got you covered! From water-based exercise, recreation or swimming lessons, Kāpiti has it all, in- and outdoors! And if the weather's not playing ball, or you prefer a more relaxed kind of day, 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!
This summer our event scene will look a little different. Most of our events are COVID-proof, meaning they can happen in one way or other under the new framework, with restrictions. Get out and enjoy what Kāpiti has to offer! View our events calendar, and learn more about our pool parties, play trailer, reading challenges, and the major events we also support, such as the Māoriland Film Festival and Xterra Wellington Festival.
We're all responsible for keeping ourselves and each other safe, and for looking after the things that make Kāpiti a great place to live and visit. We have information on how to check if it's safe to swim, responsible camping, and how to make sure you know the rules if you're thinking about getting a pool or spa at home. We'll also need to keep a watch on COVID, and what each traffic light setting looks like, and remember to keep scanning.