Queen Elizabeth Park
Queen Elizabeth Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Queen Elizabeth Park is the last area of natural dunes on Kapiti's coastline. Once part of a swathe of duneland stretching from Paekakariki to Foxton, the park reminds us how the coastline appeared before large-scale human settlement. Greater Wellington Regional Council is working with the community to protect and enhance this environment while providing a great place to enjoy the outdoors. With its 650 hectares of easy terrain edged by a sandy beach, Queen Elizabeth Park has plenty of space to enjoy swimming, fishing, walking, cycling, horseriding, picnics or group activities. The park is steeped in history including pa sites at Whareroa and Wainui beaches and evidence of the 20,000 strong US marine camps from World War II The Tramway Museum is situated near the MacKays Crossing entrance, with historic trams running on the 2km line to Whareroa Beach.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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pd7
Weymouth, UK547 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Wished we'd had longer here as it was gorgeous and tranquil - we were en route to a ferry crossing and only had a short time but we really enjoyed our brief visit. Very picturesque/photogenic. Well worth visiting even if only for a short time!
Written September 18, 2020
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Sassyaston75
Wellington, New Zealand15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We took the four year old and the dog (on a long lead), the pop up tent and a chilly bin of food.

Happy days. It's easy to find, heaps of parking, and the beach is huge so lots of options for where you plonk yourself.

Water so much warmer than in Wellington so we felt we got a proper day at the beach with swimming and digging in the sand, eating food that inevitably ends up with sand in it. Classic.
Written February 9, 2020
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Roger A
Brisbane, Australia145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Stoppd for a couple of hours on the way from Wellington to Palmerston North. A great little park and it seems to be one of the few natural areas left on the Kapiti Coast. Nice dunes and beach with a few wlaking tracks throughout. A pleasant little stop to relax and enjoy the coast.
Written February 26, 2020
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Nessie174
Wellington, New Zealand130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
My partner and I take our dogs here quite frequently and it is a great place to walk them and everyone is always so friendly and we never get bored of finding different trails to walk
Written November 6, 2018
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Greg B
Santa Fe, NM287 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
We took a little side trip from our drive between Bulls and Wellington to stop for an hour at Queen Elizabeth Park. The location is secluded and pretty quiet and so made a good place to have a picnic lunch by the beach. There are ample picnic tables and clean public restrooms. A historic tram runs on a schedule between the entrance of the park down to the beach (about a half-mile). The tram was not running during our visit.
Written March 24, 2017
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gizzmo0402
Stafford, UK181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
A fantastic afternoon walk with stunning views, good parking, nice trials with fabulous scenery 360° from the ocean to the mountains and a really nice breeze.
Written January 14, 2024
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1471945
Levin, New Zealand83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
if you need somewhere picnic by your self or with another s and especially in nice day, is lovely to stop there or make meeting there. Is always shace find quiet place there...
Written March 31, 2019
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Mrs_Wgtn_Dickson
Wellington, New Zealand228 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
A beautiful place and while walking along the beach or the walking track you really feel away from town and city. The tram is great fun for kids.
Written May 23, 2018
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Sniknih
Paraparaumu, New Zealand10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016
Having lived in close proximity to QE Park since moving to Raumati South around 1970. Myself and family have cycled most of the parks paved and unpaved roads and tracks. Suggest for first time visitors enter the Park from the Southern end.(Mackays Crossing) This is where the Wellington Tramways Museum is located. Yes the electric trams still run most summer weekends. There is also a memorial honouring the US Troops stationed there during WW2 for the invasion of the Pacific Islands held by Japan. Significant losses were incurred during training for this action.This is sand dune country and once leaving the tarseal the leg muscles can get plenty of excercise following the tracks up and down. The Park lies between the small settlement of Paekakariki (southern) and the settlement of Raumati South at the northern end. Both places offer cafes and restaurants for a 'comfort stop'.
Written January 19, 2017
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EG27
Birmingham, UK242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
I visited on a sunny but breezy morning after Christmas. I parked in the central car park and walked on the northwards on the inner land track, then cut across and walked back down the coastal track. The coastal track across the dunes is a lot tougher as it has more inclined, but both offered peace and tranquillity, along with beautiful views.
Public toilets in the car park had no soap.
Written December 31, 2016
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