Welcome to Waikanae Village online.
Here you can find information about places to visit and things to do in Waikanae and on the Kapiti Coast.
You'll also find links to regional maps and time tables for buses and trains which connect Waikanae with other towns on the coast and also
Porirua, Wellington and the Hutt Valley.
Waikanae is a small town on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand with a population of well over ten thousand residents.
Located about 45 minutes north of Wellington between the towns of Paraparaumu to the south and and Otaki to the north,
Waikanae has a scenic backdrop and the quiet area houses a significant retired community and also a growing family and young professional population.
The town and it's surrounds are very scenic and boast many options for outdoor activities for all the family.
We hope you enjoy your visit as you travel through New Zealand's Kapiti coast.
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Mahara Place is the heart of Waikanae Village. It hosts a great range of shops and anemnities and also has remarkable gardens, a serene scupltured water feature and a small childrens playground. You'll find everything you need for a quick pitstop or an extended stay, all within walking distance of ample parking.
Waikanae Village Shopping
Mahara Pl - Ph 04 902 5009
12 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 902 9100
40 Main Rd - Phone 04 293 7749
36 Main Rd - Ph 04 902 6888
44 Main Rd - Ph 0800 275 269
3 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 902 5591
Bright Photo Lab
9 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 902 7555
Brian Ranford and Gallery (Kapiti Law)
40 Main Road - Ph 04 902 6700
34 Main Road - Ph 04 293 1111
Coast Access Radio 104.7
Aputa Pl - Ph 04 293 4838 - WEB
9 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 902 8868
Mahara Pl - Ph 04 293 3770
Frater Pl - Ph 04 293-5434
First National Real Estate.
9 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 902 7800
French and Italian Gifts
6 Mahara Pl - Ph 04-293 6413
50 Main Rd - Ph 04 293 6816
6 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 293 6417
Heaven Woodfire Pizza
54 Main Rd - Ph 04 902 6112
Hot Bread Shop
6 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 293 4568
Kapiti Denture Clinic
Mahara Pl - Ph 04 904 0623
Aputa Pl - Ph 04 293 8077 - WEB
Kiss and Bake Up
11 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 293 3577
Main Rd - Ph 04 293 4112
Mahara Pl - Ph 04 293 5872 - WEB
20 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 902 6242 - WEB
5 Aputa Pl - Ph 021 844 079
6 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 293 4138
Main Rd - Ph 04 293 22402 - WEB
16 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 902 5562
14 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 293 6327
Pop In Centre
6 Mahara Pl
Prah Ta Pang
50 Main Rd - Ph 04 902 8440
Save The Children
9 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 293 3799
6/2 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 904 4033 - WEB
Stephen Burnett - Barrister & Solicitor
5 Ngaio Rd - Ph 04 902 5020
10 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 902 8070 - WEB
Mahara Pl - Ph 022 068 0145
Take Note (Lotto)
46 Main Rd - Ph 04 293 6203
50 Main Rd - Ph 04 904 5013 - WEB
Cnr Main Rd & Mahara Pl - Ph 04 293 5930
42 Main Rd - Phone 04 293 3937
Mahara Pl - Phone 04 296 1882
Waikanae Baptist Opportunity Shop
Mahara Pl - Ph 04 8920017
42 Main Rd - Ph 04 902 6776
Waikanae Community Constable
8 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 296 1950
8 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 293 6629
38 Main Rd - Ph 04 902 6501
Mahara Pl - Ph 04 296 4760
Waikanae Information Centre
Mahara Pl - Ph 04 904 5768
Waikanae Post Shop
14 Mahara Pl - Ph 04 293 5019
18 Mahara Pl - Ph 0800 400 600
Wordsmith of Waikanae
Aputa Pl - Ph 04 902 5379 - WEB
Mahara is the public gallery for the Kapiti Coast and regularly showcases a inspiring selection of outstanding artists.
All are welcome and entry to Mahara Gallery is free.
Kapiti Coast Museum
Step into the past at the Kapiti Coast Museum and find yourself amongst a wide array of photos and memorabilia from the early years of the Kapiti coast.
A natural paradise and nationally protected marine and wildelife reserve, Kapiti Island is one of the nature coasts biggest drawcards. Kapiti Island Nature Tours offer both day trips and overnight excursions. These offer a wide range of native flora and fauna to explore.
Southward Car Museum
Home to over 350 vehicles, this spectacular museum houses many rare and collectable cars including a gull-winged Mercedes-Benz and a 1950 Cadillac "gangster special" that belonged to gansgter Mickey Cohen. Southward Car Museum is world class and has something for all the family.
The Lindale Center offers a wide range of specialty shops including, a cafe, a restaurant, the Artel Gallery which showcases works from many local creatives and and an
authentic rural farm experience. Located just north of Paraparaumu, the center often hosts events including
a regular Saturday & Sunday market and the Sunday Carboots Sale.
In 2011, Lindale is intending to establish a major Butterfly Farm.
Kapiti Tenpin Bowling.
Kapiti Tenpin is just north of Paraparaumu and is the only Tenpin Bowling centre between Porirua and Palmerston North. They have 14 fully automatic lanes with a computerised scoring system. Bring a group from work or come along with family or friends, Kapiti Tenpin Bowling is great family fun.
Nga Manu Nature Reserve
Get ready for a unique 'hands-on' wildlife experience. Nga Manu offers a variety of tour packages and easily accessed walkways. Visitors can feed many kinds of native birds including Tui, Kiwi and can even meet the prehistoric native lizard, the Tuatara.
Reikorangi Pottery and Cafe.
Reikorangi is a small community inland from Waikanae and is the home of Reikorangi Pottery and Cafe. The area is also home to an interactive farm park making for an ideal family oriented nature destination.
Waikane River, Beaches, Estuary and Walking Tracks
The Kapiti coast is both scenic and serene and Waikanae is no exception.
For families there are many swimming and picknicking areas available and the
beaches are all easily accessible. The area also boasts excellent fishing and
whitebaiting locations along with some beautiful walking and biking tracks.
Department of Conservation has plenty of information regarding tracks and you can contact Kapiti Bird Tours to book a guided tour of the estuary's birdlife . The tours are part of the Nature Coast Bird Trail which features a stunning array of native wildlife.
The Kapiti coast offers a variety of well patronised local markets which are held regularly in Paraparaumu, Lindale, Waikanae, Te Horo, Paekakariki and Otaki. These provide a selection of local produce, artisan foods, gifts and handmade treats.
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