Introduce the little ones to Kapiti Island
Have your smallest family members fallen in love with nature yet? Let Kapiti Island cast its spell. From the speed-boat-like ride across the channel, to the North Island robins and weka at their feet, see their eyes and hearts open wide!
Grab lunch and snacks from Olde Beach Bakery
3 Ono Street, Waikanae Beach
The bakers at Olde Beach Bakery lovingly hand-craft some of the most delicious baked goodies that can be found this side of the black stump. From divine french-style breads, to donuts and good old kiwi pies there is definitely something here to delight your tastebuds. Make sure you grab a coffee while you're there.
Have dinner at Long Beach Cafe and Tavern
40 Tutere Street, Waikanae Beach
At Long Beach simplicity meets sheer quality with a menu dedicated to fresh and local ingredients. The relaxed atmosphere, fair trade coffee, International beer/wine list and full bar all speak of the restaurant's originality and commitment to quality.
Call 04-293 6760 to book
El Rancho Holiday Park
58 Weggery Drive, Waikanae Beach
El Rancho Holiday Park, just off the Expressway and a short walk to Waikanae Beach provides comfortable accommodation from camping and caravan sites to cabins and lodges. Most of the accommodation is self-serviced leaving you more dollars to enjoy your holiday.
With a wide variety of on-site activities, the location is ideal for walking and cycling with tracks bordering the Waikanae River and around the estuary to Waikanae Beach.
The El Rancho complex also has a range of really decent motel units depending on budget and preference. There are units suitable for individuals, couples and families at a very competitive price.