Tramp to Tuteremoana 521m (1,709ft)
There are many more peaks to bag in Kāpiti once you land back on the mainland. Follow the voyage of Kāpiti's birds from the Waikanae Estuary to the Tararua ranges and look back on Tuteremoana from the top of the Hemi Matenga Reserve.
Perching Parrot - Wellington's best cheese scone
7 Beach Road, Paekākāriki
You will have to be quick to get your hands on one of the Perching Parrot's cheese scones - declared to be the best in the Wellington region by the Dominion Post in August this year! If you missed out they also do a fantastic range of cabinet food and serve locally roasted Dark Horse Coffee.
Salt & Wood BBQ - meat like you've never tried before
11 Ngaio Road, Waikanae
The Salt & Wood BBQ brew-pub is unashamedly all about meat and beer. Connected to the North End Brewery by a large glass wall, the Salt & Wood team insist that "there's no combo on earth like legit American BBQ and a cold pint" Ask the team which brew pairs best with your meal or share a 6-beer tasting tray with a friend.
Kāpiti Glamping - Te Hapua Coastal
227 Te Hapua Rd , Te Horo , Waikanae
Te Hapua Coastal Glamping sits on a hilltop on the 23-acre property, overlooking the coastline and ocean, only an hour drive from Wellington. Wake in the morning to the sunshine twinkling on the sea - and Kapiti Island right out in front of you. On a good day, you'll also enjoy views to the South Island, and Mt. Taranaki in the North.
The Te Hapua Coastal Tent is the perfect romantic retreat for couples. Decorated with a subtle Morrocan theme, a luxurious 4-poster bed and comfortable armchairs furnish the tent. A spacious verandah to the front of the tent creates a beautiful space for relaxing in the evening with a G&T.
If you like the look of this, have a look at Kāpiti Glamping's Te Hapua Wetlands site!