Meaning ‘summer’ in te reo Māori, Raumati really is summertime in a township. Explore playful family spaces at Marine Gardens, fill your plate with a wonderful selection of eateries or relax with unhurried boutique shopping in Raumati Village. This stretch of the coast is vibrant, charming, and ready to welcome anyone looking for something unexpected.
Raumati Beach is the perfect place to bury your toes in the warm sand and enjoy the sunset on show every evening. Pack a picnic and make the most of this stunning romantic spot, unlike any other.
Just a stroll away from all the village has to offer, freedom campers in self-contained vehicles can park at Raumati Beach for a night's accommodation in a 5 star location. If luxury is more your style then book into one of the many accommodation spots on offer.
Raumati Beach & Village
Raumati Beach village has a wide array of stores to tempt you. From fashion boutiques catering to men, women and children to homewares, art and gifts, the village will have you reaching for your wallet at every turn. Support local businesses at the same time as discovering labels you can only find in Kāpiti.
Grab a coffee to fuel your morning as you wander and shop. Or choose from one of the quality cafés, restaurants, and bars for a leisurely lunch taking in the hustle and bustle or gazing out across the sea to Kapiti Island. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to the Kāpiti Chocolate Factory and stock up on treats for the whole family.
For a change of pace set up camp at Marine Gardens, fire up one of the free BBQs or grab fish and chips from the village. The kids will love running wild at the splash pad and playground after taking a ride on the miniature train.
Join the locals down at the beach for a swim, or walk the dog along the waters edge for the ultimate relaxing stroll. Find your spot in the sand to soak up the sun, or throw your rod in the water and fish in the surf for your dinner. Top off your visit to the beach with a browse through a local artist's studio right at the waters edge.
Garden Rd, Raumati Beach
This beachfront playground in Raumati Beach is home to a fabulous splash pad, plenty of play equipment, a flying fox and a miniature railway.
Set amidst beautiful trees and flower beds, there are picnic tables and grassy areas in both the sunshine and the shade. There are swings for all ages, a sandpit with a digger, a tunnel slide down a hill and a natural amphitheatre that occasionally hosts events.
The miniature train on the bank above the playground features two tunnels and is a double loop track just under 1km long. The train runs most weekends in Spring and Summer and is well worth the ride!
Raumati South offers a charming, lively and vibrant village experience. Grab a coffee on the go, or sit down and relax at one of the local eateries to hear a band over a bottle of wine. Local favourites Raumati Social Club (RSC) and Sunday Cantina provide beautiful dining experiences that fill the soul as well as the stomach. Keep an eye out for RSC burger nights and Sunday Cantina cooking classes!
Take a stroll around the leafy streets or up the beach path and explore the outdoor activities on the doorstep.