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.

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Adventure Kāpiti Coast

81 Renown Rd, Raumati South

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Adventure Kāpiti guides have been riding the beautiful Kāpiti Coast for over 15 years, starting with borrowed bikes riding through Queen Elizabeth Park, then progressing into the Akatawaras with a trip around the infamous Karapoti course. Night rides are a regular feature, encountering Kereru, Morepork, Pukeko, deer, pigs, goats, possums and many more.

Beach to Backcountry – Mountain bike guiding for riders of all abilities throughout the Kāpiti region from Queen Elizabeth Park to deep in the Akatawara Ranges.

At Adventure Kāpiti, not only can we show you the unique tracks of the region, but introduce you to the beauty of Kāpiti, the bush, the ocean, the food and characters of our community can all be part of your adventure.

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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!

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Dirt Farm

321 Mangaone N Rd, Hautere

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Wellington's most exciting MTB park!

Want to come up and ride some of Wellington’s most mind blowingly fun trails? Like the idea of spending your precious time riding down rather than pushing up?

Then Dirt Farm is where you want to be.

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.

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Horse Trekking

Our magnificent beaches all along the Kāpiti Coast are open to horses.

Some areas in Paekākāriki, Paraparaumu, Waikanae and Ōtaki have restrictions from 11am-5pm from 1st of December to the end of daylight saving.

Te Horo Equestrian Centre offers pony rides, treks, lessons, accommodation for horses and riders, any age and any level.

Beachbrook Stables can take you for a ride on Ōtaki Beach.

Beach horse treks are also available with the Kāpiti Equestrian Centre in Waikanae.

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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.

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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.

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

Full Track Details - Find Your Wild

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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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