Self-Contained Campers

Kilometres of stunning coastline, great eateries, fantastic walks and the captivating backdrop of Kapiti Island make Kāpiti Coast a must-visit destination for self-contained campers.

Only an hour from Wellington, the Kāpiti Coast is the ideal place for a stop-over, a short break or a well-deserved longer stay.

If you are looking to park up with facilities (power site, dump station, laundry, showers and rubbish), El Rancho Holiday Park and Paekākāriki Holiday Park are wonderfully welcoming and close to walks, water and restaurants!

Kāpiti Coast District Council also have nine well-signposted designated sites around the Coast for fully self-contained vehicles. Head to the website below for a map and info.  Council Freedom Camping Sites

Read on for the best places to stay, eat and walk while visiting the Kāpiti Coast.

Paekākāriki Holiday Park

180 Wellington Road, Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekākāriki

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Welcome to the Paekākāriki Holiday Park! A relaxed holiday park in the small coastal township of Paekākāriki. Just a 45 minute drive from Wellington City, this lovely wee holiday park offers affordable accommodation for everyone.

From RV camp sites and caravan travellers to backpackers, retirees and families - everyone can unwind, relax and enjoy their stay.

Paekākāriki Holiday Park

El Rancho Holiday Park

58 Weggery Drive, Waikanae Beach

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El Rancho Holiday Park, just off the Expressway and a short walk to Waikanae Beach provides comfortable accommodation from camping and caravan sites to cabins and lodges. Most of the accommodation is self-serviced leaving you more dollars to enjoy your holiday.

With a wide variety of on-site activities, the location is ideal for walking and cycling with tracks bordering the Waikanae River and around the estuary to Waikanae Beach. 

The El Rancho complex also has a range of really decent motel units depending on budget and preference. There are units suitable for individuals, couples and families at a very competitive price.

El Rancho Holiday Park


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