Spring Events

Spring in Kāpiti has lots to offer those looking for fun filled family adventures, a relaxing escape to the coast or an outdoor experience off the beaten track.

Right on the doorstep there is amazing bush for biking, hiking and hunting; kilometre after kilometre of the safest beaches you’ll ever experience; exceptional fishing and diving; unforgettable nature reserves and experiences; world class artisan food production; fine dining and award winning fish and chips.

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Kāpiti Startup Weekend

Queen Elizabeth Park Visitor Centre, Paraparaumu

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Kāpiti Startup Weekend is a weekend-long, hands-on experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable.

On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds and it's the perfect opportunity for everyone to come together to learn new skills and inspire one another. 


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The Kapiti Family Express

Amohia St, Paraparaumu

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Bring the family to ride on our Kapiti Family Express to experience the nostalgia of travelling on a real heritage steam train.

We will be offering rides between Paraparaumu and Paekakariki. The round trip will take about 45 minutes.

Two of our coal fired steam locomotives will be used to haul the train. Ja1271 in one direction and Ab608 "Passchendaele" in the other. All trains will be using our fleet of red heritage carriages, many with open end balconies. A special Family fare is also available.

Tickets available from Coastlands service desk. Prior ticket purchase recommended. Or phone 04 902 9885 to order.


Inflatable Kingdom - Glow Night

El Rancho, 58 Weggery Drive, Waikanae

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Are you ready to party? Get Ready, because ‘Inflatable Kingdom – Glow Night’ IS BACK!

Join in with the best party event of the year with Kapiti Castles at ‘Glow Night’ – A night of party music, disco lighting and the best inflatable attractions we have to offer, creating a fantastic family night out suitable for up to 12 years old!

There are only 100 tickets available to this event and with back to back sell outs each year, you are guaranteed the best kids party on the Kapiti Coast!

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The Heartland Flyer

Tilley Road, Paekakariki

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Travel with Steam Incorporated north from Kapiti via the spectacular Manawatu Gorge to Woodville.

The train will be hauled by one of our coal fired steam locomotives and we will be using our fleet of classic red heritage carriages. Passenger stops will be Paekakariki, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Otaki, Levin, Shannon and Palmerston North.

En-route to Woodville we will be making a service stop at Shannon and there will be a one-hour stopover at Woodville while the loco is turned and serviced. You will be able to watch it running around a special “balloon loop” to turn. 



The Extravaganza Fair

Campbell Park, Wellington Rd, Paekakariki

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Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to The Extravaganza Fair, a family affair with free entry - a fun day out with something for everyone.

We're bringing a unique style of interesting market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers, unique to NZ tiny homes, including open home and kids shows & games. Join in our sack races, tugs of war & musical bean bags & be in to win prizes! 

We've got it all going on!

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The Extravaganza Fair

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