Holiday Parks & Campgrounds

There's nothing quite like the joy of staying at a classic Kiwi holiday park or campground - especially if it is near the water! The Kāpiti Coast has some fantastic holiday parks. There's no better way to spend a summer!

Paekākāriki Holiday Park

180 Wellington Road, Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekākāriki

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Welcome to the Paekākāriki Holiday Park! A relaxed holiday park in the small coastal township of Paekākāriki. Just a 45 minute drive from Wellington City, this lovely wee holiday park offers affordable accommodation for everyone.

From RV camp sites and caravan travellers to backpackers, retirees and families - everyone can unwind, relax and enjoy their stay.

Paekākāriki Holiday Park

Kāpiti Holiday Resort

16 Beach Haven Place, Paraparaumu Beach

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Over 100 years of history in this hidden gem, right in the heart of Paraparaumu Beach. Walk across the road to the beach or take a short leisurely stroll to restaurants, takeaways, superette, childrens playgrounds, skate park and BMX track. Explore native reserves, beach, estuary or bush with everything so close to hand.

All sites are powered and have individual private shower and toilet facilities. Built in the 40's they offer charm and privacy with no queuing for the toilet block here!

El Rancho Holiday Park

58 Weggery Drive, Waikanae Beach

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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.

El Rancho Holiday Park

Forest Lakes

156 Forest Lakes Road, Ōtaki

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Nestled on the beautiful shores of Lake Waitawa, an hour north of Wellington, Forest Lakes offers a range of venues and accommodation options, suitable for groups of up to 200.

Forest Lakes has cabins with bunks and bathrooms, through to private self-contained lakeside villas  - and everything in between. 

The wide range of on-site activities suits a variety of ages and needs including fast, wet, challenging, team building, or relaxing activities for all occasions.

Self-Contained Campers

Kilometres of stunning coastline and the captivating backdrop of Kapiti Island make Kāpiti a must-visit destination for self-contained campers. It's the perfect stopover going to or from Wellington, with a series of coastal communities only an hour's drive north of the Capital.

Kāpiti Coast District Council have nine well-signposted designated sites around the Coast for fully self-contained vehicles. Head to the website below for a map and info.

Looking to park up for the night with facilities (power site, dump station, laundry, showers and rubbish)? El Rancho Holiday Park and Paekākāriki Holiday Park are wonderfully welcoming and close to walks, water and restaurants!


Council Freedom Camping Sites

Local Secret: Accommodation

Like many places Kāpiti has a selection of accommodation options including unique stays, hotels, motels and campgrounds.

What many people don't know is that unlike many places Kāpiti has a huge number of reasonably priced, high quality peer-to-peer accommodation - with 500+ properties listed at any one time!

From beach baches to horse BnBs, glamping to 5-star luxury lodges you won't be disappointed with the range of accommodation options in Kāpiti. 

Have a look at Air BnB Kāpiti or Bookabach to find the stay that is just right for you.


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