Paraparaumu forms the central hub of the vibrant Kāpiti Coast. A township all about connection, with a network of hidden pockets to explore. Paraparaumu beach offers a different pace, here nostalgia and the old-world family fun of fish and chips on the beach and barefoot strolls ring true.
Paraparaumu is a fantastic place to stay, to meet up with old friends and new ones, to relax and let your week unwind and most importantly to explore a beautiful iconic Island.
Take a trip to Kapiti Island and see New Zealand native birds in their stunningly natural environment, or take the kids swimming at Coastlands Aquatic Centre. With the stunning Beach on your doorstep, stop by one of the waterfront cafes, peruse through the local stores or buy some incredible art from a local artist.
Thriving and dynamic...
Kāpiti Coasts civic centre, is a thriving and dynamic hub for the community, and is easily accessed from State Highway 1 and Paraparaumu train station. Here you can find all you need, with an abundance of shop including retail stores, housewares and gift stores, shoe stores and supermarkets.
But there so much more than shopping available, you can also unwind and watch the latest movies at Event Cinema located in Coastlands Shopping Mall, or make sure to bring you togs and stop by Coastlands Aquatic Centre for a great day at the pool. Take a walk to the top of the hill to see the Mary of Lourdes statue and take in the stunning view of the town centre and beyond.
Craft beer lovers will be in their element, as one of New Zealand's best known brands has made Kāpiti it's home. Tuatara Brewery, along with Duncan's Brewery have build their brands here and you can stop by for a taste of their creations while sitting in the sun. Or if its a little too early to taste some craft beer delights, then pick up a freshly roasted deliciously smooth coffee from Dark Horse Coffee, you cant go wrong.
It’s a fantastic place to come with young children as there’s a large park and ice cream shop nearby.
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A seaside village...
A stunning location with a perfect view of Kapiti Island, Paraparaumu Beach is more than your average seaside village. A stunning new Maclean Park, makes it the perfect place to entertain the kids, while the Paraparaumu Beach Saturday Market provides you with all the fresh and local ingredients to set you up for the week.
Stop by the boat club and book your trip to Kapiti Island, to see native bird in the natural environment. Kapiti Island Nature Tours will can take you on a tour of the Island.
Then take a walk around the shops on Maclean Street, Marine Parade and Seaview Road, you are bound to find something, from boutique furniture to second hand classic pieces for you home, to boutique clothing stores and flower stores.
Finally finish off with some delicious food at one of the great restaurant, like a lunch time bite at Marine Parade Eatery, or a evening experience at 50/50.
The beach is the place to be.