Waikanae Estuary

Image: Stefan Marks | Creative Commons


Bird watching, whitebaiting and walking are among activities you can enjoy at Waikanae Estuary. Enjoy walks through native or regenerating forest on tracks near Waikanae.

Place overview


  • Bird and wildlife watching
  • Walking and tramping

In this section

Find things to do and places to stay Waikanae area

About this place

Getting there

Waikanae is located on the Kapiti Coast 60 km north of Wellington.

The estuary is located on the beach between Paraparaumu and Waikanae the tracks in this area are to the east of Waikanae.


Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
Back to top