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Get active in the great outdoors. Kāpiti is surrounded by nature with easy access to rafting, abseiling, mountain biking and more.
Raft down the river from Ōtaki Forks with Captivate Adventures. Try their unique night raft guided by glow worms.
For land lovers, they also offer climbing and abseiling adventures and a challenge ropes course.
There are plenty of trails great for mountain biking. Try Queen Elizabeth Park in Paekākāriki or head to nearby Whareroa Farm.
Adventure Kapiti offers guided mountain biking for riders of all abilities in a range of locations. Bike through native bush, along the coast or into the hills. Dirt Farm is a series of dedicated mountain biking tracks, complete with jumps training area and more.
Fly fishing for brown trout on Ōtaki river is possible all year round and Waikanae river from 1 October to 30 April. Both are beautiful rivers which are easy to fish.
You will need a licence which can be obtained from the Hunting and Fishing shop in Ōtaki or online from Fish & Game New Zealand.
If you're keen to go hunting, the Tararua Ranges is good or try Awarua Day Hunts which has fallow and red deer available on 40ha of stocked private land with streams, native and pine forest.
Get the adrenalin pumping at Adrenalin Kapiti Coast, which offers paintball and laser tag. Enjoy a battle in a beautiful Kāpiti setting. Located in the Lindale complex in Paraparaumu near Southward Car Museum.