Holiday Parks & Campgrounds
There's nothing quite like the joy of staying at a classic Kiwi holiday park or campground - especially if it is near the water! The Kāpiti Coast has some fantastic holiday parks. There's no better way to spend a summer!
Paekākāriki Holiday Park
180 Wellington Road, Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki
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 travellers to backpackers, retirees and families - everyone can come and unwind, relax and enjoy their stay.
Kāpiti Holiday Resort
16 Beach Haven Place, Paraparaumu Beach
Over 100 years of history in this hidden gem, right in the heart of Paraparaumu Beach. Walk across the road to the beach or take a short leisurely stroll to restaurants, takeaways, superette, childrens playgrounds, skate park and BMX track. Explore native reserves, beach, estuary or bush with everything so close to hand.
All sites are powered and have individual private shower and toilet facilities. Built in the 40's they offer charm and privacy with no queuing for the toilet block here!
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
Horse Camping at Ōtaki-Māori Racing Club
Based inside the extensive grounds of the Ōtaki-Māori Racing Club and looking out onto the stunning Tararua Ranges, this dedicated horse camping area provides all of the facilities needed by riders and horses alike. Just 5 minutes from State Highway 1 and the Otaki township, you can set up your tent, float or horse-truck right next to your horse’s yard.
There are many hours of riding available within 20 minutes drive of the camp - whether trail riding, beach trekking, riding alongside (or in) the rivers in Otaki and Waikanae, or hacking the hilly tracks at Whareroa Farm, the Kāpiti Coast absolutely can cater for your style of riding.
Otaki can also help with your equestrian and camping supplied with Farmlands, Hunting & Fishing, Kathmandu and New World all on nearby. Should the worst happen, the large animal team at Equine & Farm Vet Services on Riverbank Road provide 24-hour support.
Note: Camping at the Ōtaki-Māori Racing Club is only available from Dec to Mar.
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.
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.