Joy’s Local Lowdown

Joy
Joy’s Local Lowdown

Sightseeing

Great Ferry service to our Kapiti Island Bird Sanctuary experience, you may even see dolphins or a whale on your trip over with Coops
Kapiti Island Eco Experience
Great Ferry service to our Kapiti Island Bird Sanctuary experience, you may even see dolphins or a whale on your trip over with Coops
World class links course, sand based for year round play, we hosted some greats Tiger Woods, Gary Player, Sir Bob Charles, US Open winner Michael Campbell
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Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club
376 Kapiti Rd
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World class links course, sand based for year round play, we hosted some greats Tiger Woods, Gary Player, Sir Bob Charles, US Open winner Michael Campbell
I totally recommend this for any car enthusiast - World Class vehicles collected over a life time by Sir Len Southward, including NZ's first car 1895 Benz, Al Capones ganster car and Hitlers personal vehicle, a Delorien and nearly 400 more, as well as three aircraft.
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Southward Car Museum
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I totally recommend this for any car enthusiast - World Class vehicles collected over a life time by Sir Len Southward, including NZ's first car 1895 Benz, Al Capones ganster car and Hitlers personal vehicle, a Delorien and nearly 400 more, as well as three aircraft.
Great indoor complex if you fancy a swim or wicked hydroslide
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Coastlands Aquatic Centre
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Great indoor complex if you fancy a swim or wicked hydroslide
I love this place! nearly 100 local craft and artisans display an amazing array of art, furniture, sculpture, jewellery - a must see
Big Mac Slabs Creative Centre
289 Mazengarb Rd
I love this place! nearly 100 local craft and artisans display an amazing array of art, furniture, sculpture, jewellery - a must see
Our famous walking beach, in fact you can walk all the way to Wanganui, this is still and official state highway and was used by the stage coaches for decades as the main route north
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Paraparaumu Beach
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Our famous walking beach, in fact you can walk all the way to Wanganui, this is still and official state highway and was used by the stage coaches for decades as the main route north
Launch your own boat or just watch them, its always busy
Kapiti Boating Club
Launch your own boat or just watch them, its always busy
A good walk up to test your lungs and the rewards of a gorgeous statue and views over the coast.
Statue Of The Virgin Mary
A good walk up to test your lungs and the rewards of a gorgeous statue and views over the coast.
One of New Zealand's Top 10 walks, right here, not for the faint hearted and a fairly good level of fitness is required
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Escarpment Walkaway
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One of New Zealand's Top 10 walks, right here, not for the faint hearted and a fairly good level of fitness is required
The local park is a great place for a picnic lunch or good ol kiwi fish and chip dinner at the beach
MacLean Park
The local park is a great place for a picnic lunch or good ol kiwi fish and chip dinner at the beach
Save 18cents on petrol at our local secret, its always waaaaay cheaper than the main road stations, no frills, self serve.
Fuelling Kapiti
41 Seaview Road
Save 18cents on petrol at our local secret, its always waaaaay cheaper than the main road stations, no frills, self serve.
A gorgeous area to walk or cycle through, bird watching is almost addictive there are so many species that call this area home
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Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve
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A gorgeous area to walk or cycle through, bird watching is almost addictive there are so many species that call this area home
A local favourite for river swimming, picnics, barbeques and crossing the suspension bridge to Waikanae Beach, its part of the local cycleway.
Otaihanga Domain
A local favourite for river swimming, picnics, barbeques and crossing the suspension bridge to Waikanae Beach, its part of the local cycleway.
THE best way to see our island and coastal landscapes
Kapiti Heliworx
60 Toru Rd
THE best way to see our island and coastal landscapes
Feeling energetic?? drop in... haha get it? at the Skate Park just down the road or shoot some hoops at the half court if you can get on it. There is also public barbecues and tables to use.
MacLean Skate Park
Feeling energetic?? drop in... haha get it? at the Skate Park just down the road or shoot some hoops at the half court if you can get on it. There is also public barbecues and tables to use.

Neighbourhoods

Beachy and relaxed, its easy to stroll around the shops, cafes, beach and walks from our place. Grab and ice cream and walk the beach for hours
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Paraparaumu Beach
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Beachy and relaxed, its easy to stroll around the shops, cafes, beach and walks from our place. Grab and ice cream and walk the beach for hours

Food scene

My favourite! Penang Curry - devine. Try these guys out, authentic food, lovely people
Thai Marina
52 Marine Parade
My favourite! Penang Curry - devine. Try these guys out, authentic food, lovely people
We have all our family celebrations here for the last 16 years, Anne-marie .will take care of you and Corrado and his chefs will create authentic Italian cuisine you will come back for... Marsala Chicken and Bistecca are our favourites paired with a great Prosecco
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Soprano Ristorante
7 Seaview Rd
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We have all our family celebrations here for the last 16 years, Anne-marie .will take care of you and Corrado and his chefs will create authentic Italian cuisine you will come back for... Marsala Chicken and Bistecca are our favourites paired with a great Prosecco
If we're feeling like something spicy, this place is the great, dine in or takeaway, I love the Chicken Tikka Masala and their cheesy garlic naan... wow!
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Spice Lounge
15 Seaview Rd
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If we're feeling like something spicy, this place is the great, dine in or takeaway, I love the Chicken Tikka Masala and their cheesy garlic naan... wow!
Great local business, super fresh and tasty Sushi
Bimi Sushi
12 Maclean Street
Great local business, super fresh and tasty Sushi
Ben is an artisan baker, try his jalapeno popper croissants or just plain is you're a bit scared. His baking and pies are great too, I love the bacon & egg!
Bens Buns
3a Maclean Street
Ben is an artisan baker, try his jalapeno popper croissants or just plain is you're a bit scared. His baking and pies are great too, I love the bacon & egg!
Great local fish shop with local crab and other goodies to tempt you... Tell them Joy sent you and ask for Sam's smoked fish
Waikanae Crab
6 Manchester Street
Great local fish shop with local crab and other goodies to tempt you... Tell them Joy sent you and ask for Sam's smoked fish
Local brewery open to public, well worth a visit
Koakoa
3c Magrath Avenue
Local brewery open to public, well worth a visit
Home of many local foodie haunts and our famous Saturday morning farmers Market
Maclean Street
Home of many local foodie haunts and our famous Saturday morning farmers Market
Hands down the BEST salads in town! Looks of vegetarian and Vegan dishes, really popular with locals, it can be hard to get a table sometimes.
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Ambience Cafe
36 Marine Parade
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Hands down the BEST salads in town! Looks of vegetarian and Vegan dishes, really popular with locals, it can be hard to get a table sometimes.
Great kebab option with tasty Iskander too
Kilim Kapiti
24 Maclean St
Great kebab option with tasty Iskander too
The local bottle shop for all wines, spirits and beers
Bottle O Paraparaumu Beach
41 Maclean Street
The local bottle shop for all wines, spirits and beers
RSA & travellers club, restaurants and bar, pool & billiard tables, upstairs, great views and live music most weekends, a real local favourite.
Club Vista
32 Marine Parade
RSA & travellers club, restaurants and bar, pool & billiard tables, upstairs, great views and live music most weekends, a real local favourite.
A great little chippy shop, try out their fish fillet dinner if you're extra hungry
Fedup Restaurant and Takeaway
40 Marine Parade
A great little chippy shop, try out their fish fillet dinner if you're extra hungry
Home of the best breakfast bowl around and they make a great fresh hot Lemon, Honey & Ginger drink to warm you up in winter... the mushroom and haloumi stack is pretty great too!
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Marine Parade Eatery
50 Marine Parade
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Home of the best breakfast bowl around and they make a great fresh hot Lemon, Honey & Ginger drink to warm you up in winter... the mushroom and haloumi stack is pretty great too!
Kapiti grows world class olive oil and this is the place to get it
Kapiti Olive Shop
Kapiti grows world class olive oil and this is the place to get it
If you're feeling like a comforting meal, Bens Roasts is the place for you, my son loves this place
Ben's Roasts
15 Seaview Road
If you're feeling like a comforting meal, Bens Roasts is the place for you, my son loves this place
I know its a fish and chip shop but we really love the chicken camembert burgers or the crumbed fillet dinner with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce with L&P to wash it down
Maclean Street Fish Supply
6 Maclean St
I know its a fish and chip shop but we really love the chicken camembert burgers or the crumbed fillet dinner with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce with L&P to wash it down
This place is great, their raw fruit ice creams are the only way to go in summer, they make and stock many vegetarian and vegan options
Raw Planet - Organic Juices, Smoothies, Real Fruit Ice Cream
3 Maclean St
This place is great, their raw fruit ice creams are the only way to go in summer, they make and stock many vegetarian and vegan options
Tuatara Brewery, a coast staple, they have brewery tours, platter and tasting menus and live music, a great place to visit
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Tuatara Brewery
7 Sheffield St
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Tuatara Brewery, a coast staple, they have brewery tours, platter and tasting menus and live music, a great place to visit
Best beer with a view around, pretty good food and great live music, great place to hang out for a few hours
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Waterfront Bar & Kitchen
3 Marine Garden
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Best beer with a view around, pretty good food and great live music, great place to hang out for a few hours