Epic Adventures

Get your heart racing and your palms sweating with the range of adventures on offer in Kāpiti! Experience white water rafting, walk the famous Paekākāriki Escarpment Track or go paintballing, mountain biking, or beach trekking. There's something for everybody.

Sail the Kapiti Marine Reserve with Waka Kapiti

Paraparaumu Beach

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Join Waka Kapiti for the experience of a lifetime sailing and paddling a holopuni on the Kapiti Marine Reserve.

The holopuni – meaning to venture everywhere, is a unique sailing craft, a fusion of modern and traditional Hawaiian outrigger design. Built to harness the wind and current, experienced holopuni skippers provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all ages and abilities.

Don't be surprised if one of the pods of dolphins who often play in the Reserve come to visit - or if you are really lucky you might see orca! Whatever happens, it is a trip that will leave you spellbound.

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Dirt Farm

321 Mangaone N Rd, Hautere

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Dirt Farm is the Wellington region's most exciting MTB park!

Ride mind-blowingly fun trails and spend your precious time riding down rather than pushing up! Catering for up to 40 people Dirt Farm can provide everything you need for a cracking day out for that corporate day, special birthday, hen/stag do or just general get-together, taking care of all the details so that all you have to do is have fun.

There are even a number of on-site accommodation options for those who want to make a weekend of it.

Dirt Farm

Paekākāriki Escarpment Track

9.1km | 3-4 hours | Suitable for: Walking, TRAIL RUNNING

Paekākāriki - Pukerua Bay

Take in spectacular views of Kapiti Island from high above the Kāpiti Coastline on one of the region’s finest walking experiences.

The Paekākāriki Escarpment Track runs from Paekākāriki to Pukerua Bay, taking in sweeping views of the spectacular Kāpiti Coastline and the region’s famous Kapiti Island.

See the recent review here: Walking the Escarpment Track

For the latest information on the status of the track (including any closures) see: www.teararoa.org.nz/before-you-go/alerts-and-trail-status

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Back-country tramping

Bordered on one side by the ocean and the other by the mighty Tararua Range, Kāpiti has easy access to native forests and some of the best alpine walks in the lower North Island.

Choose from half hour bush walks to challenging tramps lasting several days, with plenty of trails to choose from, pick one that works best for you.

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Captivate Adventures

741 Ōtaki Gorge Road, Ōtaki

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Be captivated by this unique part of New Zealand. Captivate Adventures is based in the Ōtaki Gorge, only a stones throw from Wellington or Palmerston North.

Come adventuring with us it's fun for EVERYONE - families, school groups, work groups, social clubs, community groups, corporate challenges, or a reward for you best customers. Adventures include white water rafting, night rafting guided by glow worms, high ropes, abseiling, rock climbing and more!

Captivate Adventures


1/93 Main Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu

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Get the adrenalin pumping at Adrenalin Kāpiti 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.

Take part and explore the Castle Field with tombstones, ponds, bridges and tracks. They can also bring laser tag to you. 

Adrenalin Kāpiti Coast is ideal for families, friends, co-workers, and other groups who want to enter into safe, exciting and unforgettable Paintball or Laser War battles.

Adrenalin Kāpiti Coast

Kāpiti Heliworx

Fly out and over the stunning nature reserve, Kapiti Island and listen to the informative commentary as you are gliding your way through the air. The journey continues back towards the mainland, above the mighty Tararua Ranges and towards Mt Wainui and you get to see into the heart of Transmission Gully. This is one you won't want to miss!

Kāpiti Heliworx

Take a training flight with Kāpiti Aero Club

Kāpiti Coast Airport, 25 Dakota Road, Paraparaumu Beach

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Trial flights are a great way to introduce yourself, a family member or friends to aviation. Nothing compares to the feeling of your first time up in a small plane and having complete control.

The Kāpiti Aero Club offers both standard & aerobatic trial flight gift vouchers in a range of aircraft which can make an excellent birthday or Christmas present.

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