Things to do

The bach is a great little place to laze about in - sleeping, eating, reading etc but if you feel like something a little more adventurous, Te Horo is the perfect place to explore the Kapiti Coast from:

Te Horo Beach joins Otaki Beach to Peka Peka, Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Raumati beaches. It is possible to walk, go gliding, horse riding or land yachting for many miles. Most parts of the beach are great for swimming, fishing, jogging, sailing and surfing.

Places to eat:
There are several cafes and restaurants in Otaki, Te Horo, Peka Peka, Waikanae and Paraparaumu. A few of our favourites are:

Rock Salt (right by the sea at Waikanae Beach )
Brown Sugar Café (Otaki)
Rumours (Waikanae)

Places to shop:
For fresh fruit, vegetables and a range of organic goods it's worth a stop at Windsor Park (on SH1 just by the turn-off to Te Horo Beach). There is a New World supermarket, a hardware store, and various outlet stores including Bendon/Norsewear/Pumpkin Patch/Icebreaker in Otaki. There is a big shopping mall in Paraparaumu for almost everything else you might need. There are quite a few good second hand shops from Paraparaumu to Levin if you're into that too.

Otaki Forks:
Otaki Forks is on the inland side of Te Horo. The start of the track is about 15 minutes drive from the bach. For more information on the walking track and area click

Ruth Pretty Cooking School:
Ruth Pretty cooking school is less than 10minutes away from Te Horo beach. For information on cooking classes or catering click here:

Otaki Golf Club:
Established 1891, a links type course (that never closes).

Affiliate Green Fees $25
Non-Affiliate Green Fees $30
Old Coach Road
PO Box 55, OTAKI
Ph: 06 364 8260

Kapiti Island:
Day visits can be made to Kapiti Island . Departures are from Paraparaumu, about 15 minutes drive from Te Horo Beach, and can be organised through kapititours. Booking in advance is essential.

The Paraparaumu Library:
Designed by Warren and Mahoney Architecture, the building itself is worth a look, even if you don't need to borrow a book (closed on Sundays).

One Eye Gallery:
Contemporary art in Paekakariki

Lavender Creek Farm:
Settlement Road. To get there, cross the train tracks by the Red Café on SH1 and keep going straight ahead into Settlement Road, look out for the lavender farm on the left.

Tennis courts:
Downtown Te Horo has tennis courts - available for use at the cost of a small donation. To get there, cross over the train tracks on SH1 by the Red House Café and via left into School Road . The courts are on the right, behind the fire station, about 200m down School Road .