Unique places to stay

If staying somewhere a little bit different and a little bit special is on the cards, you are sure to find the right spot at one of the many unique accommodation options on the Kāpiti Coast. Here's a few visitor favourites.

The Lodge on Kapiti Island

Waiorua Bay, Kapiti Island

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Kapiti Island Nature Tours provide the only accommodation on the Island, from The Lodge, their base at the North End.

Beautiful safari-style tents allow guests to enjoy a private, secluded corner of paradise in luxurious glamping accommodation while the onsite cabins, lined with native timber, provide a more traditional stay. An ensuite option is also available at the coastal bungalow.

With stunning views of the bush-covered hillsides, guests can bask in the afternoon sun with a glass of wine, listening to the spectacular symphony of native bird-song while a chef prepares their meals.

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Dreamscape Glamping is a luxurious glamping site with magnificent views of Kapiti Island and the country vista. Offering you a boutique exotic glamping experience, it may be glamping but you’ll experience many comforts you might not have at home - from outdoor baths under the stars to a fire pit and a beautiful outdoor bar.

You’ll experience a touch of rural living in a slightly urban setting. You may, every now and then, hear a slice of the real world but the chorus of the native birds, farm animals and stunning views provides a world of your own. Enjoy the opulent surroundings with a dash of international vibe in the chic atmosphere of this beautiful glamping setup. 

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Kāpiti Glamping - Te Hapua Wetlands

227 Te Hapua Rd, Te Horo

Kāpiti Glamping's Te Hapua Wetlands tent, which sleeps up to five, is the ideal family or group accommodation in a very special setting. The tent sits next to a wetland lake - one of New Zealand's most rare and precious ecosystems and recognised locally as an area of special significance.

Decked out with a luxurious 4-poster queen bed, a bunk room containing 3 single beds, and lots of comfortable seating - everything has been thought of for comfortable glamping. A spacious verandah to the front of the tent is a great gathering space for socialising and watching the wetland wildlife in comfort.

In the evening kick back, relax, and jump in the hot tub (big enough for the whole family) for some soaking and star-gazing.

If you like the look of this, have a look at Kāpiti Glamping's Te Hapua Coastal site!

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Kāpiti Glamping - Te Hapua Coastal

227 Te Hapua Rd , Te Horo , Waikanae

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Te Hapua Coastal Glamping sits on a hilltop on the 23-acre property, overlooking the coastline and ocean, only an hour drive from Wellington. Wake in the morning to the sunshine twinkling on the sea - and Kapiti Island right out in front of you. On a good day, you'll also enjoy views to the South Island, and Mt. Taranaki in the North.

The Te Hapua Coastal Tent is the perfect romantic retreat for couples. Decorated with a subtle Morrocan theme, a luxurious 4-poster bed and comfortable armchairs furnish the tent. A spacious verandah to the front of the tent creates a beautiful space for relaxing in the evening with a G&T.

If you like the look of this, have a look at Kāpiti Glamping's Te Hapua Wetlands site!

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Theo's Cottage @ Ngā Manu

74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae

Theo's Cottage, which sits at the edge of the main pond offers the most intimate way of experiencing the magic of Ngā Manu Nature Reserve. Choosing this unique stay-over option gives you the privilege of having the Reserve and the dawn and dusk choruses all to yourself.

At the same time, you’ll be only a five-minute drive from shops, bakery, takeaway, cafes/bars, outdoor summer pool, and stunning beach and river experiences. This makes for a perfect get-away. The snug self-contained cottage sleeps a maximum of 4 people.

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Te Horo Farmstay

737 State Highway 1, Te Horo

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Te Horo Farmstay at Te Horo Equestrian Centre is a comfortable two-bedroom, converted milking shed which sleeps five - and the adjoining Studio with a queen bed sleeps another two guests. It is private, sunny, peaceful and enjoys the rural charm of the farmland surrounding it.  With a well-equipped kitchen, lounge with wood burner, dining for six and a large concrete terrace, the Famstay offers an opportunity to relax in privacy with spectacular views. 

If you are interested in things equine, the adjoining Te Horo Equestrian Centre offers lessons, short treks and grazing for privately owned horses. The treks are escorted and supervised and suitable for any age or level. You can even bring your own horse! 

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Garden Retreat

36c Domain Road, Otaki

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Set in Ōtaki, Garden Retreat offers accommodation with a patio and free WiFi.

The property has garden views and is 23 km from Paraparaumu. A terrace can be found at the apartment, along with a garden.

The nearest airport is Kāpiti Coast Airport, 25 km from Garden Retreat. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Ōtaki!

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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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