Peka Peka Beach, Waikanae

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Peka Peka, sometimes Pekapeka, is a lightly populated seaside locality on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand's North Island. Its population according to the 2001 New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings is 195, an increase of 35.4% or 51 people since the 1996 census. It is located just off State Highway 1 and the North Island Main Trunk railway between Waikanae and Te Horo.Peka Peka was briefly internationally famous when a young emperor penguin, nicknamed Happy Feet, appeared on Peka Peka beach on 21 June 2011. Emperor penguins are usually only found in the Antarctic.
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  • Great beach A must to visit Great place for families Beautiful views and grassy sand dunes Peacefully tranquil  more »
  • Know this beach well because of proximity to Sandcastle motel.A safe swimming beach and a driftwood collectors heaven.Great views of Kapiti and lovely clean white sand.Surf is O.K for boogie boarders....  more »
  • I've been visiting here since I was a young teenager and now live here. White sands and a safe swimming beach with wonderful cafes in neighbouring Waikanae.  more »

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