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Home on the Kapiti Coast

The Kapiti Coast is special. Undiscovered from a tourist point of view, you can find beautiful unpopulated beaches close to our little towns, with hills looking down towards the Pacific Ocean. Pleasantly accessible walking tracks lead along the coast and also upwards with bands of native bush here and there. Leaving the towns by road, you travel through well tended farmland with horses, cows and sheep making the trip more interesting.

Kapiti Island is certainly one of our focal points. A limited number of visitors can land there daily to enjoy the rich friendly bird life or hike to the peak to view the steep cliffs on the western side of the island and gaze back towards the mainland to the east.

Our mild climate means we have flowers in our gardens throughout the year. Come the winter we do put on polyprops and sweaters, often to be removed again quickly. Not quite California, but very temperate.

At less than an hour's drive from New Zealand's humming capital city Wellington, the Kapiti Coast maintains the happy atmosphere of a peaceful family holiday destination.

We have excellent cafes, fish and chip shops, drama and music groups, arts and crafts, sports and even our own Scots pipe band and line dancers.

The landscape of sea, hills, vegetation, animals, birds, locals and occasional outside visitor offer artists a lot of inspiration.