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Snapshot of Kāpiti
The Kāpiti Coast is famous for its pristine beaches and rolling coastal landscapes. With a quaint, village vibe, the Kāpiti Coast epitomises laidback living. Whether you’re exploring the museums, gourmet eateries, or rugged outdoors, the Kāpiti Coast truly feels like Wellington’s best kept secret. Escape the big city, relax by the coast, and take in the awe-inspiring views – all from your very own haven by the sea
Paraparaumu is a seaside suburb on the Kāpiti Coast, 55 km north of Wellington. Meaning “scraps from an earth oven” in Maori, Paraparaumu is known for its sweeping coastal views, outdoor adventures, and laid-back lifestyle. The suburb sits along the Kāpiti Railway Line, making it an accessible and attractive suburb for people commuting into Wellington City.
A coastal area with warm summers and mild winters, Paraparaumu is home to plenty of outdoor activities, including golf courses, the Otaihanga Domain, and the ever popular Paekakariki Escarpment Track. The suburb is most recognised for Paraparaumu Beach, which serves as a launching spot for trips to nearby Kāpiti Island. For resident foodies, Paraparaumu provides scenic outdoor dining with mouth watering options from local gourmet food producers. Paraparaumu is a relaxed suburb with a strong community and small-town charm. Featuring townhouses, farmhouses, and stand-alone estates, Paraparaumu offers a range of opportunities for adventurous Wellingtonians; swap the bustle of the big city for carefree weekends at the beach!