Cheap flights to Paraparaumu

What's Paraparaumu like?

Paraparaumu is the biggest town on the Kapiti Coast, 55 minutes north of Wellington by car. With deep-blue coastal waters and lush green scenery, this hidden gem is a photographer's dream. Enjoy the laid-back attitude of the area with a glass of local craft beer, head out for the day to Kapiti Island or hop in your car and drive along the scenic coastline.

Which airlines fly to Paraparaumu?

Paraparaumu has direct flight connections with 3 airports in New Zealand: Auckland, Blenheim and Nelson.

These direct flights are sold by Air New Zealand, but often flown by subsidiary airline Air Nelson.

On the crossings of the Cook Strait, Air2There and Sounds Air are other possibilities.

How long is the flight to Paraparaumu?

Auckland to Paraparaumu

1 hours 20 minutes (direct)

Christchurch to Paraparaumu

3 hours 35 minutes (1 stop)

Queenstown to Paraparaumu

4 hours 30 minutes (1 stop)

Wellington to Paraparaumu

3 hours 20 minutes (1 stop)

What is the best time to visit Paraparaumu?

Paraparaumu has temperate weather, ranging between a monthly average of 8°C in July to 17°C in January.

As a coastal town, the summer months are the most popular, with pleasant weather from December through to March.

The wettest months of the year are June, August and October.

Do I need a visa for Paraparaumu?

New Zealand citizens are free to travel around the country without a visa. For domestic flights, your airline may allow you to travel with ID other than a passport.

How expensive is Paraparaumu?

Although the choice isn't as great, everyday expenses in Paraparaumu tend to be slightly cheaper than the big cities in New Zealand. Expect to pay 50c less for a beer and around 20c less for a coffee than you would on a trip to Auckland.

Arriving in Paraparaumu

Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also known as Kapiti Coast Airport, is a domestic facility found 4km from the town centre. A taxi from the airport is likely to take 5-10 minutes and cost between $20 and $25. The line 260 bus is also available, costing $2 for a 1-way ticket and taking 15-20 minutes.

There are also 2 car hire companies at Paraparaumu Airport: Can Do Rentals and Rent Me Rentals.

As well as scheduled flights, the airport is a base for scenic flights over the area; a favourite among tourists.

Useful tips about Paraparaumu

Craft beer fans, read up on the best craft beers in New Zealand – including Paraparaumu's Tuatara.

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Please note: all information is correct as of January, 2018.

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