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The Kāpiti Coast is just 45 minutes north of Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Kāpiti is easy to get to by road, rail or air.
Kāpiti is 45 minutes from Wellington on State Highway 1 and the Expressway. It takes 1 hour to Ōtaki, the northernmost part of Kāpiti.
There are regular trains to Paekākāriki, Paraparaumu and Waikanae from Wellington. Check Metlink for details.
If you're travelling further north, the Northern Explorer (a scenic train service connecting Wellington and Auckland) travels through the Kāpiti Coast. The service heads north from Wellington on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. You need to book in advance to ensure the train stops at Paraparaumu Station.
Intercity has coach services stopping at Paekakariki, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Te Horo and Ōtaki.
Kāpiti Coast Airport is located at 60 Toru Rd, Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu 5032.
Built in 1939, at one point it was the busiest airport in New Zealand. Today it is a gateway to the Kāpiti Coast and used by tourists, locals and business people.
|Auckland to Paraparaumu||7 hours 20 minutes|
|Taupō to Paraparaumu||3 hours 30 minutes|
|Gisborne to Paraparaumu||5 hours 40 minutes|
|Napier to Paraparaumu||3 hours 35 minutes|
|New Plymouth to Paraparaumu||3 hours 30 minutes|
There are two hire companies within easy reach of Kāpiti Coast Airport:
Sweet Seat hires out everything for your children's safety- car seats, portacots, strollers and more, so you can travel lightly and keep your kids safe.
Metlink runs regular bus services throughout Kāpiti connecting the towns and villages on the coast.
Copper Top offers a private car service including airport transfers, corporate services, private wine tours and scenic touring.