Go for a wander and participate in some birdwatching at Nga Manu Nature Reserve. Make a booking well in advance, because the only available option in the vicinity of this spot is Waikanae Hotel.
If you find yourself needing more options in Waikanae, try the Wallaceville Motor Lodge and the Hawks Inn Motel. They are 30 kilometres and 30 kilometres away from the city's main streets. If those two aren't what you're looking for, try the Elliotts Kapiti Coast Motor Lodge or the Totara Lodge.
Hotels in Waikanae start at AU$111 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.