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Getting there and staying safe

Getting there and staying safe

Updated 28 November 2017 3:29pm

View of Kapiti Island from the dunes - Jessica Dewsnap

Private vehicle

To reach the coastal dunes, picnic areas, and motor camp at Paekakariki, turn off SH1 into the township and turn right into Wellington Road. The park entrance is at the end of Wellington Road.

The MacKays Crossing entrance off SH1 gives access to Whareroa Beach and surrounding dunes, picnic areas, walking, cycling and horseriding trails, the Tramway Museum, WWII Marines displays, several wetlands and the kahikatea forest remnant.

To walk, run or cycle amongst the coastal dunes near Raumati South, turn off SH1 at Poplar Ave and follow the road to its end at the Esplanade. Turn left and drive for about 1km to reach the park entrance.

Public transport

It is a 1.5 km walk or cycle from the Paekakariki railway station to the southern park entrance at the end of Wellington Road. Or take a No 250 bus from Paraparaumu railway station to Jeep Rd, Raumati South.

Opening hours

The park is open daily from 8am to dusk.

Camping is allowed only in the Paekakariki Holiday Park, near the park's southern entrance. To book, please phone 04 292 8292.