Kapiti Local Information

Peka Peka Beach is a long sandy beach, part of a long coastline stretching from Waikanae River to Otaki River. You can walk many kilometres of uninterrupted coast. The northern part of Peka Peka Beach is accepted as a clothes optional beach. The beach is safe for swimming.

Café and Restaurants

Melt Cafe - 150 Te Moana Road, Waikanae. Between beach and village, opposite golf course. Excellent restaurant. 15min drive.

Long Beach Pub - café style brunch and dinner reastaurant and pizzaria (takeaway) - Waikanae Beach. 10 min drive, 30 min bike.

The Front Room - Café Restaurant, next door to Long Beach Pub. 10 min drive, 30 min bike.

Waimea Café Restaurant - Waikanae Beach café and licensed restaurant- telephone 04 293 4240 - 10 min drive, 30 min bike.

Eastern Egret Restaurant - Chinese Cantonese Restaurant and takeaway - Waikanae Village, Main Road. 10 min drive.

Harrisons Garden World Café - 5 min walk on Peka Peka Road.

Other Local Restaurants

Local Venues

Waikanae Village - local shops, café, bakeries, restaurants, beach, Mahara Art Gallery. 10 min drive.

Paraparaumu Town - large shopping area, airport, restaurants and takeaway outlets. 15 min drive.

Otaki Town - outlet shops including Icebreaker Clothing. 15 min drive north.

Southward Car Museum - world famous largest private car museum in the southern hemisphere. 10 min drive south.

Kapiti Coast Electric Tramway - Queen Elizabeth Park, Mackays Crossing Entrance - 20 min drive south.

Gliding - book a gliding flight at Paraparaumu airport.

Nyco Chocolates Factory Outlet - Main Road Raumati - 15 min drive south.

Ruth Pretty Cooking School and Shop - Te Horo - 10 min drive north.

Tuatara Brewery - tour and tasting - Paraparaumu - 15 min drive south.

Ohau Wines - tasting and buying - Ohau - 20 min drive north.

Nature Sites

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Department of Conservation Local Walking Tracks

Nga Manu Nature Reserve - 10 mins drive.

Waikanae Estuary Bird Tours

Bicycle tours - we have some bicycles available for local touring and trips to the beach. We charge a small fee.

Wellington Venues

Wellington Tourism Site - local attractions

Te Papa Tongarewa - Museum of New Zealand

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