Budget friendly accommodation

Visiting Kāpiti on a budget? Whether you’re looking for camping, powered sites to park your van, freedom camping spots, local Air BnBs or an affordable motel, Kāpiti has got you covered.

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Freedom camping
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Freedom Camping

Kilometres of stunning coastline and the captivating backdrop of Kapiti Island make Kāpiti a must-visit destination for freedom travellers. It's the perfect stopover going to or from Wellington, with a series of coastal communities only an hour's drive north of the Capital.

Fully self-contained vehicles (meaning they must have their own toilet and waste-disposal facilities) are welcome to stay at our nine well-signposted designated sites around the Kāpiti Coast.

Head to the website below for a map and all of the info on Freedom Camping in Kāpiti.

Freedom Camping

Paekākāriki Holiday Park

180 Wellington Road, Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki

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Welcome to the Paekākāriki Holiday Park! A relaxed holiday park in the small coastal township of Paekākāriki. A 45 minute drive from Wellington City, our holiday park offers cheap accommodation for everyone.

From RV camp sites and caravan travelers to backpackers, retirees and families - everyone can come and unwind, relax and enjoy their stay.

Paekakariki Holiday Park

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Kapiti Holiday Resort

Kāpiti Holiday Resort

16 Beach Haven Place, Paraparaumu Beach

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Kāpiti Holiday Resort is a large family Orientated Caravan and Camping ground situated in popular Paraparaumu Beach on the Kāpiti Coast. It is the only motor camp in the lower North Island where each camp site has its own shower and toilet!

Located across the road from beautiful Paraparaumu Beach and nestled among a quiet, quality beach suburb, it's the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. Bordered by large evergreen hedging and bathed in all day sunshine, you would never guess you were in the heart of bustling Paraparaumu Beach.


El Rancho Holiday Park

El Rancho Holiday Park, just off the Expressway and a short walk to Waikanae Beach provides comfortable accommodation from camping and caravan sites to cabins and lodges. Most of the accommodation is self-serviced leaving you more dollars to enjoy your holiday.

With a wide variety of on-site activities, the location is ideal for walking and cycling with tracks bordering the Waikanae River and around the estuary to Waikanae Beach. 

The El Rancho complex also has a range of really decent motel units depending on budget and preference. There are units suitable for individuals, couples and families at a very competitive price.

Note:Motel and Campsite bookings available from Alert Level 1 

El Rancho Holiday Park

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Local Secret: Accommodation

Like many places Kāpiti has a selection of accommodation options including hotels, motels and campgrounds.

What many people don't know is that unlike many places Kāpiti has a huge number of reasonably priced, high quality peer-to-peer accommodation - with 500+ properties listed at any one time!

From beach baches to horse BnBs, glamping to 5-star luxury lodges you won't be disappointed with the range of accommodation options in Kāpiti. 

Have a look at Air BnB Kāpiti or Bookabach to find the stay that is just right for you.


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