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Queen Elizabeth Park

Paekākāriki, Wellington Region


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Queen Elizabeth Park, located in Paekākāriki on the Kapiti Coast, is a sprawling coastal park that provides a unique mix of natural beauty and historical significance. The park stretches from Paekākāriki to Raumati South, covering over 650 hectares of lush landscapes, sandy beaches, and wetlands. It's a haven for mountain biking enthusiasts, offering trails that weave through sand dunes, forested areas, and open grasslands.

The park is rich in Māori and European history, with several heritage sites and a museum that showcases its past. For mountain bikers, the park offers an array of trails from easy, family-friendly paths to more challenging routes that test your skills. The Coastal Track is a favorite, providing breathtaking views of the Tasman Sea and the chance to spot local wildlife.

Whether you're looking to explore nature, engage in a thrilling bike ride, or simply enjoy a picnic by the beach, Queen Elizabeth Park has something for everyone. The park is also equipped with facilities such as picnic areas, BBQ spots, and restrooms, ensuring a comfortable visit.

Know before you go...

  • The park is open year-round, but some trails may be closed after heavy rain.

  • Ensure you have a map of the trails and follow the marked paths.

  • Carry sufficient water and wear appropriate biking gear.

  • Be mindful of other park users, including walkers and horseback riders.

Inclusive trails here

Te Ara o Wharaeroa Inclusive Trail

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Coastal Track

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Getting there

Queen Elizabeth Park is easily accessible by car, with main entrances at Paekākāriki and Raumati South. If traveling by public transport, take the train to Paekākāriki Station, which is a short walk from the park. There are also bus services that run along the Kapiti Coast, providing convenient access to the park's main entrances.


Accommodation options range from camping sites within the park to a variety of lodges, motels, and holiday parks in nearby Paekākāriki and Paraparaumu. Whether you prefer a rustic camping experience or a cozy room with modern amenities, there's something to suit every preference and budget.


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