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Private Scenic Tour of Kāpiti Coast

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Escape from the Wellington crowds with this guided private tour to the picturesque Kāpiti coast. Enjoy the views from Paekākāriki Hill, pay a visit to a famous car museum, stroll through the Ngā Manu Nature Reserve, and say cheers with local craft beer!


  • Enjoy a private guided tour with convenient hotel transfers, perfect for those who prefer short travels from Wellington.
  • Catch the first glimpse of the beautiful coast along the scenic drive from Wellington to Pukerua Bay.
  • Admire the views of the coast and the top of the South island by driving up the vantage point of Paekākāriki Hill.
  • Visit Camp McKay, the refuge for the US Marine Corp back in the days of World War 2.
  • See one of the largest collections of private motor vehicles in the southern hemisphere at Southwards Car Museum.
  • Explore the Ngā Manu Nature Reserve at Waikanae where you can see Tuataras and several native birds in their natural habitat.
  • Get mesmerized by the scenic drive through the coastal suburbs of Raumati South, Raumati Beach, and Paraparaumu Beach.


  • Private guided tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel transfers
  • All entry fees
  • Bottled New Zealand spring water
  • Lunch
  • Craft beer tasting / Afternoon tea

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Bask in the Beauty of Kāpiti Coastal District

An idyllic natural island reserve, Kāpiti coast has many things to offer. Discover the best sights and attractions of the coast on a 7-hour, private guided tour for a more personalized, memorable experience.

Set off from Wellington following a hassle-free hotel pick-up and enjoy a picturesque drive to first lookout point at Pukerua Bay. Then, drive up to Paekākāriki Hill to witness a sublime view of the Kāpiti coast, Kāpiti island, and top of the South Island. If the sky is clear, you can also spot Mt Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki/Egmont.

Discover the Historical Heritage of Kāpiti Coast

Pay a visit to Camp McKay at Queen Elizabeth Park Paekākāriki to see the US Marine Corps Memorial. The place served as a home for the US Marine Corp during the days of World War 2.

Next up is the Southwards Car Museum. If cars fascinate you, then you will love visiting the museum as it houses over 400 vehicles, along with 3 aircrafts.

Meet Local Wildlife at Ngā Manu Nature Reserve

Stop for lunch in Long Beach in Waikanae before heading up to the laidback Ngā Manu Nature Reserve. See Tuataras up close and take a stroll through the open native bird aviaries. If you are lucky, you may even see a Kiwi or two! Depending upon the time of your visit, you can either participate in eel feeding or take a bird feedout tour with a local Ngā Manu Ranger.

The last leg of the tour takes you on a scenic drive through some beautiful coastal suburbs. Stop by one of the local craft breweries for a tasting or refresh yourself with coffee at one of the cafes before returning to Wellington.

Important Information

  • This is strictly a private tour. No mixed group tours are included.
  • The tour accommodates up to 11 people per group.


Daily: 9:30am onwards.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.
  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.
  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 10-15 min prior to your scheduled departure.
  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.
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