Kapiti Coast, New Zealand, is situated in the southwest of the North Island of New Zealand. It is around forty kilometres from Wellington, the second-most populous city of the country. If you travel from abroad, you usually arrive in Auckland; from there, you can take another flight down to Wellington or book a bus. Wellington International Airport offers international flights. Compared to Auckland, the number of flights and destination is limited. There are regular connections to Australia and Pacific Islands such as Fiji Islands. The bigger towns of Kapiti Coast are part of the national railway network. Just book one of the regular trains or buses that take you to the region. Departing from Wellington, the journey time is around one hour. The coastline and Tararua Forest Park are the biggest attractions in the area. The area boasts some interesting museums, as well.
Tararua Forest Park covers an area of more than one thousand one hundred square kilometres. There are three main entrances -- Holdsworth, Waiohine Gorge, and Otaki Forks. It is an excellent park for numerous outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, and mountain biking. Kapiti Island is another worth-seeing landmark, which is around five kilometres off the coast.
History lovers should check out the Kapiti Coast Museum. The small museum puts on display a wide range of historical items from the area -- the collections include military equipment from the nineteenth century, tools, household objects, textiles, and much more. The Southward Car Museum in Otaihanga is the perfect place for car lovers to visit on a rainy day. The museum opened in the late seventies and offers a growing collection of more than four hundred cars -- you can see a broad range of vehicles from pretty much every decade.
The region offers various hotels and motels, which are mostly located in the small towns and villages along the coast. You can find simple guesthouses as well as rather fancy hotels with four stars. Backpackers with a limited budget should check out the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand hostel supply. Your hostel in Kapiti Coast, New Zealand, offers has private rooms and some dorms, so it is more like a mix of a guesthouses and hostel. Most accommodations, including your Kapiti Coast, New Zealand hostel, offer free Wi-Fi.
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