The beautiful Kapiti-Horowhenua region of New Zealand’s North island is spread allover the rugged south-west coastline. Paekakariki, a town located in the south of the region, has a long sandy beach and some great cafes. Paraparaumu, located in the north of the region, is dominated by the Kapiti Island found nearby. Theis beautiful island has became a native bird sanctuary and tourists are welcome, with some minor restrictions. Close to Paraparaumu there is Lindale Farm Park that has a selection of specialty shops and a farm walk. Waikanae has an excellent wildlife sanctuary and a long beach. The Southward Car Museum can be found further north and tourists can admire a large and beautiful selection of vintage motorbikes and cars.
Otaki is located several kilometers further north and it’s the western gateway to the wonderful mountainous Tararua Ranges. Otaki Gorge is located in the south part of the town and it’s a popular spot for rafting and kayaking. In the north of the Kapiti-Horowhenua Region tourists can visit Levin, with an excellent children’s playground, a selection of great shops and the nearby long and beautiful sandy beaches of Waitarere.