Your choice of beaches

Whether it is making sandcastles, horse riding, surf casting , surfing or just watching the waves with 40kms of sandy beaches - there are safe swimming beaches at Paraparaumu, Paekakariki, Raumati, Peka Peka, Waikane, Otaki.

Things to do in Kapiti

Paraparaumu Beach is the gateway to Kapiti Island, New Zealand's oldest nature reserve and home to some of our rarest and most endangered birds which you can see in their natural habitat.  Climb to the top of Kapiti Island and enjoy an incredible panoramic view from The  Marlborough Sounds to Taranaki.  Visit the birds and tuatara or feed the eels at Nga Manu Nature Reserve. Go to a craft beer tasting session at Tuatara Brewery with matched hors d'oeuvres made from local ingredients.   Have a coffee and slice of cake at Ruth Pretty's Springfield House and maybe take a cooking class.  See the largest private collection of rare and collectible cars in the Southern Hemisphere at the Southward Car Museum.  Enjoy a takeaway and sunset on 'Fish 'n Chip Hill' at Paraparaumu Beach (10 mins walk from home).

Ensuite double bedroom

Ensuite double bedroom

Private ensuite double bedroom in beach house only 2 minutes walk from the beach.

Your own private vintage/retro themed lounge

Separate lounge with 49inch TV and great selection of New Zealand movies and documentaries.

"I saw more birds in a day than in my entire life!"

Kapiti Island Nature Reserve

Easily accessed by car, train or air (Paraparaumu Airport) and just 35mins drive from Wellington on the expressway, it is the perfect place for a relaxing break or first foray into your kiwi holiday.

70s Style Home

I'm a big retro fan and can give you the  details of 25+ charity shops all within one hour drive or 5 just here in Paraparaumu.

Outdoor fire and BBQ

Chill by the fire under the stars

Relax on the deck listening to Tui birds

Sounds of waves in the distance

See the monach butterflies floating around the garden and grab a book to spend the afternoon lazing on a deckchair.

Rescue hens rule this roost

Two rescued chickens and a cat also share this home.