Local Secrets: Ōtaki's Favourite Shopping Spots
Ōtaki's diverse shops cater for a range of tastes and needs - from stunning art, home decor, and bookshops to the only big-brand outlet shops on the Kāpiti Coast.
Toi Matarau Gallery at Māoriland Hub
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street, Ōtaki
Toi Matarau Gallery contains spectacular examples of indigenous art across a multitude of forms. Welcoming to all, the gallery is based in one of the oldest buildings Ōtaki which has recently been lovingly refurbished
At Toi Matarau the artist is part of a Māori collective encompassing disciplines both traditional and contemporary. It is a space where the art of tamariki is proudly displayed alongside some of the most venerated Māori artists. With ever-changing displays and exhibitions, Toi Matarau is a must-visit for all.
Books & Co
1/216 Main Highway, Otaki
There is nothing quite like the look, feel and smell of a real book - especially one that has been read over and over again. Ōtaki's boutique bookshop Books & Co offers a delightful selection of fiction, non-fiction, activity and puzzle books with many titles in Te Reo. Peruse at your pleasure but be warned - you will be there for a while!
State Highway 1, Ōtaki
Be enticed by CREAM Designs exquisite range of homewares and accessories - treat yourself or that special someone to treasures for heart and home.
You will always find that special gift and beautiful things for you and your home. Stocking products made and designed in New Zealand from the likes of Rainey Design Jewellery, Brown Graham Leather Handbags, Boom Shankar clothing and May Time homewares.
Tote Modern Gallery
Ōtaki Racecourse, 47 Te Roto Road, Ōtaki
Based in the old racing club tote building the Tote Modern Gallery is the home of the Ōtaki Pottery Club. The club, formed in 1989, is a place where people learn and create pottery pieces. The folks behind the name are driven to inspire everyone who visits - whether that’s for a class or to view the completed works in the gallery.
Ōtaki's Outlet Shops
Main Highway, Ōtaki
Ōtaki is known as an outlet shopping destination with some of the country's best-known brands conveniently situated along the Main Highway including:
- Top Brands Footwear and Clothing
- Black Pepper
- Taking Shape
- Perfume and Cosmetics Outlet