Māoriland Film Festival

For five days every year, Ōtaki welcomes Indigenous filmmakers from across Aotearoa and the world to share their stories with over 80 award-winning feature and short drama and documentary films.

The Māoriland Film Festival is the largest international Indigenous Film Festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy films, meet the filmmakers and join the circle of Indigenous cinema through art, emerging technology, industry workshops, kōrero and more! Highlights include the Māoriland Keynote and Māoriland Red Carpet Party.

At Māoriland Film Festival you will be transported around the world to places and peoples whose stories will intrigue and amaze.


Make a weekend of it!

The Kāpiti Coast is the perfect place for a weekend break - turning your visit into something truly special! 

Stay amongst the trees in a handcrafted cabin, listen to the waves as you sleep in a beachside bach or be daring with a night of glamping. You'll be astounded by the selection of lovely accommodation options including 5-star luxury lodges, hotels, motels and campgrounds and a huge number of high-quality peer-to-peer spaces (like Air BnBs) - with 500+ properties listed at any one time!