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About Waikanae

Waikanae is located on the beautiful Kāpiti Coast, less than one hour north of Wellington. Situated across from Kāpiti Island, it is surrounded by amazing vistas, the Waikanae River, native bush and birdlife that has to be seen to be believed. 

Within 15 - 20 minutes you can be in Te Horo or Otaki heading north, or Paraparaumu and Raumati heading south. This makes Waikanae a beautiful, peaceful place to be based while you explore everything our region has to offer. 

With two well-regarded primary schools up to Year 8, a Montessori Preschool, Kindergarten and several daycare centres, Waikanae is also a fantastic place to raise a family. 

Take a look at our pastimes and recreation page to see the wide variety of clubs and social groups, there's something for everyone!

There's also a calendar of exciting events with the fabulous Southwards Theatre on our doorstep, Te Raukura Ki Kāpiti in Raumati and we are proud to be the home of the renowned Waikanae Music Society. The Kāpiti Art Trail and Lions Club Garden Trails are not to be missed. 

So whether you are looking to move here, relax here or explore, we're confident you'll love Waikanae as much as we do.


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