What Kapiti Offers

The Kāpiti Coast District is located on the south-western coast of the lower North Island, about 50 kilometres north of the Wellington CBD. The estimated resident population for 2017 is 52,700, with a population density of 0.72 persons per hectare.

Tourism spend in the Kapiti District is growing and Kapiti’s share of regional and national tourism is increasing. The beautiful Kāpiti Coast coastline with its many beaches is approximately 40 kilometres long. Just offshore, Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most important nature reserves and attracts visitors from around the world.

Kāpiti is fast building a reputation as a place where amazing people are turning their great ideas into hugely successful businesses. From our range of world class food and beverages, to major construction companies and leading edge IT businesses, an increasing number of talented companies are calling Kāpiti home.

It is easy to see the advantages of doing business from Kāpiti:

  • Close to Wellington with great road, rail and air links – and faster roads being built
  • Skilled, educated workforce
  • Great schools where students achieve some of the best NCEA results in the Greater Wellington Region
  • Affordable housing
  • Space to build
  • Innovative, creative businesses to work with
  • A great lifestyle with extensive cycleways, walkways, beaches, parks, reserves and sporting facilities.

Some iconic New Zealand businesses started out in Kāpiti including Kāpiti Cheeses, Big Save Furniture, Tuatara Brewery, Goodman Construction and Aura Redshield Security.