• Beach Golf Club
  • Scenic flights
  • Car Museum


  • by train:

    50 mins from Wellington

  • by ferry:

    20 mins to Kāpiti Island

  • by car:

    1 hour 10 mins to Palmerston North

Golf, gourmet foods and scenic flights are three reasons to spend some time in Paraparaumu. This sunny coastal town promises plenty to do.

As the main town on the Kāpiti Coast, Paraparaumu has plenty of everything for travellers. The shopping centre has more than 50 stores, as well as banks, supermarkets and cinemas. North of the town is a farm park where you’ll find farm shows and gourmet food producers (cheese, olives, honey, ice cream and other treats).

Paraparaumu Beach is the launching spot for trips to Kāpiti Island. Trips to the island are managed by the authorised operator who has the landing permit to the island and provides transport and guided tours. Walking and tramping options can be found from Department of Conservation(opens in new window) website. The Kāpiti Aero Club(opens in new window) is the place to source scenic flights and glider rides. If you love old vehicles, the local car museum(opens in new window) has one of the largest collections in Australasia.

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