Top things to do

Top Choice Park in Paekakariki

Queen Elizabeth Park

One of the last relatively unchanged areas of dune and wetland along the Kapiti Coast, this undulating 650-hectare beachside park offers swimming, walking, cycling and picnicking opportunities, as well as a tram mus…
Museum in Paekakariki

Tramway Museum

A glimpse into historic Wellington by way of restored wooden trams and museum displays housed in a large garage. Take a 2km tram ride through Queen Elizabeth Park down to the beach (day pass per adult/child $12/6).
Cafe in Paekakariki

Beach Road Deli

This bijou deli and wood-fired pizzeria, stocked with cheese and home-baked bread and pastries, is heaven-sent for the highway traveller or prospective picnicker. The coffee's good too.