48 Hours: Relax & Unwind
Treat yourself to luxury on the Kāpiti Coast. Enjoy being pampered by all Kāpiti has to offer, unwind at the boutique accommodation Atahuri, relax at the fingertips of Waikanae Massage Therapy Clinic and indulge at delicious cafes across the region.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
51 Pingao Lane, Peka Peka
Atahuri… boutique accommodation located in the dunes on Peka Peka Beach on the Kāpiti Coast, one hour north of Wellington.
Enjoy a luxurious stay in secluded surrounds, where you can breathe in the pure air of the Tasman Sea and feel the sand between your toes.
Uniquely designed and hidden in sand dunes Atahuri provides accommodation with ultimate comfort, plenty of space and is an ideal base to explore the wonderful sights of the Kāpiti Coast. The lodge features four spacious guest suites each with their own private entrance and patio facing seaward.
THINGS YOU'LL EXPLORE
Fly out and over the stunning nature reserve, Kapiti Island and listen to the informative commentary as you are gliding your way through the air. The journey continues back towards the mainland, above the Tararuas range and towards Mt Wainui and you get to see into the heart of Transmission Gully. This is one you won't want to miss!
Waikanae Beach, Waikanae
The beautiful cherry blossom lined Te Moana Road, ‘the road to the sea’ will lead you to Waikanae beach.
The beach is wide and uncrowded, and its gentle gradient and spectacular views of Kāpiti Island make it a popular destination for swimmers, walkers and beach cricketers.
Several cafes and restaurants renowned for International cuisine, are staffed by chefs from around the world who have chosen this idyllic spot in which to work.
3.5km north of Paekākāriki. From State Highway 1, take the Mackay's Crossing exit to Queen Elizabeth Park.
Pack a picnic and enjoy a day out at this shared recreation reserve near Paekākāriki. It doubles as a working farm and network of walking, mountain biking and horse riding trails through retired pastureland, native bush, and wetlands.
With eight different trails on offer and links to the adjoining Akatarawa Forest and Queen Elizabeth Park, this is the perfect spot to pack a picnic and enjoy a day out in an area of uninterrupted natural beauty.
The mountain biking trails within the park are continually being developed by the Kāpiti Mountain Bike Club. Keys for horse bridleways are available by prior arrangement with the Kāpiti Coast District Council.
Explore all Kāpiti has to offer from the comfort of an e-bike! With many flat paths and tracks suitable for all levels of fitness, the Kāpiti Coast offers some of the best cycling in the country and with a motor to help you its the perfect way to relax in nature!
Queen Elizabeth Park: Te Ara o Whareroa
6km | Accessible. Suitable for: cycling, walking
Paekākāriki - Raumati South
Te Ara o Whareroa is an easy 6km trail that traverses the dunelands of the Kāpiti Coast. The trail extends from Queen Elizabeth Park all the way through to Tilley Road in Paekākāriki. It can be joined from various locations along the way, including from Wellington Road, Whareroa Beach and Raumati South. This popular shared route is used by locals for recreational walking and biking.
Queen Elizabeth Park has an array of trails to suit all types of activity. The Inland track, Whareroa Stream Loop and Yankee Trail are shared pathways for walking, cycling and horseriding.
THE TASTES YOU'LL ENJOY
31 Poplar Avenue, Raumati South
The Sunday Cantina Kitchen makes the most of the abundance of fresh local produce this region has to offer. Not only is the food fresh and full of flavour, the ingredients also tell the stories of the amazing local people who, with love, grow and produce food for their community. It's the perfect place for a guilt-free brunch to get you started for the day!
Follow Sunday Cantina on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SundayCantina
Open for dine-in Under Alert Level 2 rules - please get in touch to book.
Long Beach Cafe and Tavern
40 Tutere Street, Waikanae
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. Long Beach - a collaborative effort, led by its owners, is proud of its relationship with its loyal patrons, staff and local producers.
Open for dine-in Under Alert Level 2 rules - we recommend that you call to book.
30 Main Street, Otaki
Located in the heart of historic Ōtaki village, the Ōtaki Kitchen is a wonderfully cosy boutique cafe/restaurant serving a delicious range of a la carte and counter food.
Situated in the Family Hotel building, which was completed in 1881, the interior is a modern nod to bygone times while the simple yet clever combinations of flavours and textures makes dining here a delight. Courtyard dining next to the recently re-furbished Civic Theatre provides a fabulous way to watch the world pass by.
Open for dine-in Under Alert Level 2 rules - please call to book. Also still offering contactless takeaways for dinner. See Facebook for the latest info.