What is the Experience?
An hour north of Wellington, perched on the dunes of Peka Peka beach, Atahari is a great Kapiti Coast luxury accommodation option. It's a peaceful oasis among the beach grasses and toi tois (a native flax-like grass plant). Surrounded by native bush, mountains and the Tasman Sea, you’ll feel as though you're on the ultimate seaside vacation.
Designed by renowned Waiheke Island architect, Ron Stevenson, the lodge truly blends into its environment. Breathtaking views of the ocean and Kapiti Island can be seen from your private patio, while a large sheltered courtyard looks out to the Tararua Ranges. Wander the dunes on your doorstep and try your hand at surfcasting or digging for tuatuas (a native shellfish) and clams. Or, if you’d rather admire the view from a distance, take a dip in the curved swimming pool or spa and call it a day - you're on vacation, right?
Atahuri offers a bed and breakfast service but gourmet dinners can be made by arrangement featuring fresh fish, New Zealand lamb and produce from the lodge's garden.
This is a perfect retreat for those who desire a break from civilisation without forfeiting modern conveniences.
Where is it located?
Atahuri is nestled in sand dines at Peka Peka beach just 15 minutes from Paraparaumu airport or 90 minutes from Wellington Airport and Ferry terminals. The Address is 51 Pingao Land, Kapiti Coast.
Who would enjoy this?
Explore the surrounding areas by hiring bikes from the lodge and taking a wander or have some fun on the beach and take one of their many kites. This luxury lodge is a perfect place for families and couples to unwind and chill out!
On the 16th October 1839, William Wakefield of the New Zealand Company arrived in the Kapiti Coast area and purchased land for permanent European settlement from Maori chief Te Rauparaha, renowned as a fighting leader and author of the Kamate Kamate haka made famous by New Zealand's rugby team.