One of the great things about the Nature Coast is that at every turn there’s a special experience for you and the kids that doesn’t cost the earth. Whether you’re visiting one of our nature or historical attractions, picnicking at a reserve or splashing around in the sea, you’ll be doing things the fun kiwi way.
Our beaches are safe and our accommodation is affordable (and many places are very child-friendly).
Choose two or three of these things to do per day or weekend.
Wherever you go off State Highway 1 (to the mountains or the sea), have fun with Nature Coast.
QE Park (Paekakariki) Horse riding, Wellington Tramway Museum, Whareroa Beach, bike riding
Marine Gardens (Raumati Beach)
Fishing (Foxton River)
Levin Aquatic Centre (Levin)
Levin Adventure Park (Levin)
Murryfield Clydesdales (Shannon)
To refuel, every town and village has a variety of eateries from classic kiwi bakeries, to up market cafe food. Or head to a supermarket, grab a chicken, some bread and salad, and head to the beach or a river. The kids will love Kapiti Candies in the Lindale complex at Paraparaumu Beach, or Nyco Chocolates in Raumati Beach.
Contact our i-SITE Visitor Information Centres for more details including bus, train, and tide timetables; or the latest in other activities and events. They are located in Paraparaumu, Otaki and Levin
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