After picking you up from Wellington, head north on State Highway 1 passing through the northern suburbs of greater Wellington until reaching the first lookout point at Pukerua Bay overlooking the Kapiti Coast. You then head up Paekakariki Hill for an even more majestic view over the Kapiti Coast, Kapiti Island, the top of the South Island, and on a clear day, you may see Mt Taranaki/Egmont and Mt Ruapehu.
Take a visit to Camp McKay at Paekakariki where the US Marine Corps was based in World War 2 prior to heading up into the Pacific campaign. Next visit the world-famous Southwards Car Museum which is an automobile museum housing a collection of over 400 vehicles, as well as three aircraft. Southwards is one of the largest private motor vehicle collections in the Southern Hemisphere. After Southwards you will head up to Waikanae Beach for lunch at The Front Room followed by a visit to Nga Manu Nature Reserve arriving in time for Eel feeding at 2 pm (alternatively you may do the bird feed out tour at 11 am). Here you can view Tuataras up close, walk through open native bird aviaries, and a nocturnal house where if you are lucky you may see a Kiwi or 2.
Wind down the day perfectly with a helicopter flight from Heliworx Kapiti, which takes you over the coast, out to Kapiti Island and back to base. You will arrive back at your drop-off location in Wellington around 4:30 pm.