Scenic Kāpiti Coast Tour

Enjoy a guided full day tour of the stunning Kāpiti Coast covering some of the best tastes and sights of the Coast.

Only 40 minutes north of Wellington!

Tour includes:

  • Scenic drive from Wellington to Pukerua Bay where we glimpse the Kāpiti Coast for the first time
  • Drive up the Paekākāriki Hill for the best lookout over the Kāpiti Coast and the top of the South Island
  • Visit Camp Russell at Queen Elizabeth Park Paekākāriki – the home for the US Marine Corp during World War 2
  • Visit the world famous Southwards Car Museum housing a collection of over 400 vehicles, as well as three aircraft. Southwards is one of the largest private motor vehicle collections in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Stroll through the idyllic Ngā Manu Nature Reserve at Waikanae where you will see Tuatara’s, a wide variety of native birds, Kiwi’s in their noctural house and take a close up look at the Eels with a local Ngā Manu Ranger
  • Take a scenic drive through the coastal suburbs of Paraparaumu Beach, Raumati Beach and Raumati South
  • Bottled New Zealand spring water, lunch, Craft Beer tastings / Afternoon tea
  • Itinerary subject to change

All entry fees are included.


Kāpiti Island from Paekākāriki Hill

Camp McKay - Queen Elizabeth Park

Making friends with a Kaka

Kaka getting friendly at Ngā Manu Nature Reserve

About Your Guide

Hi I’m Tom your Guide for your private, dedicated tour.

I’ve been a local Kāpiti Coast resident for over 20 years and love showing off our piece of paradise to visitors, friends and family.

Come experience the beautiful Kāpiti Coast with a local – book now!


  • Duration: 7 hours (9:30am – 4:30pm)
  • Pick Up & Drop Off: Flexible within Wellington
  • $397 per adult (2-4)
  • $337 per adult (5-11)
  • Solo travellers/single booking $627
  • $157 NZD per child
  • Prices are in NZD and includes GST & booking fees
  • Up to 11 people per group
  • Itinerary subject to change

Your tour is a strictly private tour. We do not perform mixed group tours therefore your tour is strictly your own tour. Enjoy a full day with your group & tour guide.

“We booked a wine tour with Tom, who picked us up from our hotel in central Wellington.

From booking the tour Tom was great at communicating.

Tom chose four amazing family run vineyards which offered an amazing selection of wines. We were able to meet the owners and wine makers at all of the vineyards which made for a much more personal tour.”

Steven B - Christchurch

“Tom was a highly knowledgeable and all-round amazing guide. The level of guest services was exceptional, right from before the tour started, throughout and after the tour ended. Bringing us along family owned wineries, we had the privilege to converse with the owners and wine makers, making the experience extremely special. Must also express the appreciation for sustainability, providing us with water bottles made out of plant matter. The experiences shared throughout the day will definitely be a great memory and one I will be sharing with others. Highly recommend and will book again in a heartbeat. Thank you again to Tom for such an amazing experience, and also Jill for baking beautiful orange muffins to enjoy on the ride back!”

Ling Y - Christchurch

From wineries to Wellington treasures; From Maori culture to Manuka honeybee hives; From Hahei Hot Water Beach to Hobbiton and all points in between… We are sure we experienced  every inch of North Island, New Zealand with Tom’s and Jill’s Kaewa Tours. Cities, villages, farms, forests, islands, breweries, historic places, gardens, waterfalls, lakes, vistas, galleries and even a secret public restroom with the art of a famous Kiwi.  Tom’s sense of humor, his sense of history, his sense of timing and penchant for the perfect itinerary, made for days of fun and no glitches. Every day we ran into someone Tom knew. It was the trip of a lifetime with memories and photos to last a lifetime. Thank you, Kaewa Tours.

Barb and Mike - San Diego, California, USA

I had friends from Barcelona visit New Zealand and Tom very kindly made up a custom package to the Wairarapa. What a fantastic day it was. Tom is very knowledgeable with the area and has a wonderful sense of humour. We visited C’est Cheese in Featherston, lunch at Poppies winery which was certainly a highlight, two other wineries, finishing off with a delightful dinner at the Martinborough Hotel.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Tom’s Kaewa tours.  A first class tour.

Ali – Waikanae, New Zealand

If you really want a memorable, fun and informative guide to help you experience New Zealand – use Tom Collier! My wife and I have been on two trips with Tom, and thoroughly enjoyed his expertise, passion and…sense of humour! Tom loves New Zealand, his pride evident as he explains his country’s history, traditions and culture – as only a true Kiwi can! When these Canucks return to New Zealand (and we will) Tom will be the first Kiwi we call. The best.

Jean and Al – Whitby, Ontario, Canada

If you want to cover off Martinborough for value and time look no further than booking a private tour with Tom from Kaewa Tours. He took us to the top wineries and we got to go to an olive tasting as well. He is professional, on time and knowledgeable about the area and happy to accommodate all of our requests. We will be joining him again for another tour, all and all a great day out!! Book him he is great!

Vanessa and Colin - Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Patricia and I have visited New Zealand for five weeks in February 2020 and we were lucky to be referred to Tom for a one day visit of the Martinborough vineyards and Cape Palliser. Our day trip was very well organized, included visits of four reputable vineyards, a drive down to Cape Palliser and excellent lunch and early dinner. We enjoyed very much Tom’s company, his comments about NZ, his safe driving and friendliness and we highly recommend using Tom’s services to visit New Zealand.

Eric and Patricia, Barcelona Spain.

Want something more?

We also offer a full day Kāpiti Foodie Tour, which you can see the details of here.

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