Eats & Markets
Cater to your culinary side, or take a stroll at one of our local markets and check out what's on offer from our talented stallholders. Eat, explore and enjoy!
Trams Trains & Automobiles
Sit back, relax and enjoy a slice of Kiwiana as Tour Wellington presents New Zealand of the past. Stunning scenery, historic trams, a delicious lunch on a beautifully restored and reimagined 1952 Wellington train and a world-famous car museum.
Tour includes: Pickup at Wellington Railway Station, Tour guide, Morning tea, Entry to Tramway Museum, Two-course set lunch with a drink at The Blue Train Restaurant, Entry to Southwards Car Museum, and Return travel to Wellington City.
Outdoor market located on State highway one (opposite New World) in Otaki.
Visit Otaki Market for fashion, jewellery and accessories. Art and craft, assorted produce, pre-loved and new clothing, tools, books, and homeware. Fantastic sustainable products, garden art, native trees and plants. There will be yummy local kai - from sausage sizzle to home baking. Make a day out of it, grab a coffee from our of our awesome local Cafes and see what have on offer at Otaki Market. Say hi to our regular stall holders and our special guests from the community.
Otaki Market, opposite New World on State Highway 1
10am - 2pm
FREE PARKING: There is plenty of FREE parking on State highway one, or at the Otaki Railway Station.
THE BUS: The 290 Metlink bus which travels between Otaki and Waikane.
CASH: It's best to have cash some of our vendors don't have EFTPOS. There are ATMs on the main highway.
TOILET: There is a public toilet located at the market.
The market is outdoor, and is weather dependant - keep an eye on our Facebook page.
Sustainable Fashion Market
My Walk In Wardrobe is New Zealand's biggest sustainable fashion market.
Pre-loved, upcycled, vintage, handmade, locally made... clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories for all genders and sizes!
My Walk In Wardrobe is for everyone - whether you're a thrifty shopper, trying to be more mindful of the environmental impact of fast fashion, wanting to find that vintage band tee or needing to make some extra cash by selling what you’ve cleared out of your wardrobe.
Paekakariki Book Fair
Come along to the Paekakariki Book Fair. Friday 9th is first pick night, $5 with wine and cheese. It’s free on Saturday and Sunday. People have been clearing out during covid so we have a great selection of books. Novels, gardening, cookbooks, sports, classics - they’ll all be there. Bargain at $3 a book, 5 for $10! (And please email [email protected] if you have books to donate!)
Foraging & Spice Cream
Haruatai Park and the old hospital grounds in Otaki is a great place for foraging with a real mix of exotics and natives.
After a 2h foraging walk it's botanical ice cream tasting time in Ōtaki colleges greenhouse at Aho Aho. Ice cream is a great tool for showcasing flavours.
Wildlife Fundraiser - Pre-loved Clothing and More Sale
Spring is a time for new birth and renewal and it’s also time to renew your wardrobe at Ngā Manu’s Wildlife Fundraiser!
Nga Manu is holding a ‘pre-loved clothing and more sale’ during the weekend of Conservation Week. Renew your wardrobe for Spring and support our wildlife at the same time. Come and check out our clothing, accessories and nature books sale at Robins Nest.
As a non-profit charitable trust, 100% of the proceeds contribute directly to Ngā Manu’s wildlife and conservation programmes.
Entry fees to Nga Manu Nature Reserve apply.