Paraparaumu Tourism, New Zealand

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Paraparaumu (Māori: [ˈpaɾapaˈɾaɔmʉ]) is a town in the south-western North Island of New Zealand. It lies in the Kapiti Coast, 55 kilometres north of the nation's capital city, Wellington. Like other towns in the area, it has a partner settlement at the coast called Paraparaumu Beach, which lies directly opposite Kapiti Island. The two towns form part of the Kapiti Coast District. Together with the nearby Raumati and Raumati South they are among the fastest-growing urban areas in New Zealand, and are major dormitory towns with workers commuting to the cities that make up the Wellington urban area. The four towns between them have a 2012 population of over 49,000 people. Inland behind Paraparaumu is the Maungakotukutuku area. Paraparaumu means "scraps from an earth oven" in Māori: "parapara" means "dirt" or "scraps" and "umu" means "oven". It is commonly abbreviated to "Para-Param", particularly by longer-term residents of European ethnicity, and simply "Pram" by local youth.

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Planning a vacation to Paraparaumu in New Zealand? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Nelson, New Zealand. Add Nelson to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like World Of Wearable Art And Classic Cars Museum, Harwoods Hole Walk, Christ Church Cathedral. To explore Paraparaumu, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Paraparaumu*

  • Paraparaumu: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Paraparaumu for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Paraparaumu.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Paraparaumu - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 80.47 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.68 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Paraparaumu

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Paraparaumu

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.28 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 73.43 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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