Activities around Wellington

The Kapiti Coast is one of the fastest growing areas in New Zealand and is known as the "Nature Coast". It enjoys excellent beaches, walking tracks, nature reserves and an abundance of arts and crafts in and around the village. Kapiti Island, just offshore, is a nature reserve not to be missed. The area has excellent fishing.

If staying for business or pleasure you can relax at the end of the day with a drink in the bar or enjoy an evening meal in Finn's Restaurant which is open for dinner Tuesday to Sunday inclusive from 6pm - 8.30pm. Local wines are in stock and a local brew "Tuatara" Pilsner and Hefe are on tap.

Travellers booked on the ferry to the north or south find Paekakariki the perfect place to spend the night rather than stay in the hustle and bustle of the city. A 30-40 minute train ride takes you to the door of Wellington's Westpac Stadium, making it the perfect place to stay when attending a function there. A return train ride brings you right back to the door.

Close to museums, craft and jewellery shops, galleries, long walks on the beach and Queen Elizabeth Park walking and cycle tracks. Kapiti Island nature tours and several golf clubs are other activities available.

Paekakariki Escarpment Track forms 10kms of the trail connecting Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay.   It runs high above State Highway 1 and the railway, reaching 220 meters above sea level.   There are spectacular views, and it is one of the highlights of the Te Aroroa Trail.

Walk the whole track (approx four hours) or walk to the summit from the Paekakariki end and return (3 hours).  Come back to Finn's and enjoy relaxing refreshments.


Annual Kapiti Arts Trail.


We can cater for small weddings (20-50 people). Get married on the beach or in the historic St Peter's Church across the road and back to Finn's for your reception.


Beach Road Deli and Paekakariki Café just across the road from Finn's.


Finn's is also home to the boutique Shoreline Cinema Paekakariki. Check out our screening times and upcoming movie titles at

Wellington Activities and Attractions
Activities in Wellington
Wellington Attractions