Kapiti Coast’s captivating “timeless stretch of sand and sea”
The Kapiti Coast, one of New Zealand’s less-marketed tourism areas, captivates travellers with its “timeless stretch of sand and sea”, warm water and mild climate.
The stretch of beaches face the dominant silhouette of Kapiti Island – a multi-faceted place to visit and a truly outdoors-oriented destination according to Mark Abernethy in the Australian Financial Review.
Kapiti is a nature reserve surrounded by a marine reserve. Climbing to the peak of Kapiti Island is a must-do according to Abernethy.
Depending on the season iwi take visitors to where the seals sunbake and demonstrate how the Maori collect seafood.
With its dark sanded, accessible beaches “the coast is a mecca for beachgoers during summer, and always an attraction for those who love fishing, bird life, and moving through native scenery on foot, bike, motorbike or horse”.
Weekend markets such as the Otaki Craft Markets are popular in the area with a coastal village feel.
Article Source: Australian Financial Review, Mark Abernethy, April 16, 2015.
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