An arty day out in Ōtaki

Not only is Ōtaki a hub for ceramics, it is also renowned for some of the best indigenous art in the lower North Island


Jennifer Turnbull: Jailhouse Studio and Garden

3 Iti Street, Ōtaki

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Drawing inspiration from New Zealand’s landscape, her beautiful garden, and from the history of pottery making, Jennifer creates unique ceramics both decorative and for everyday use in the home. Jennifer has spent more than 30 years as a ceramic artist and teacher, and has exhibited all around New Zealand winning several national and regional awards for her work.

Kim Kobialko - Studio Reset

Creating sustainable eco-friendly original artwork with photos and encaustic art - an ancient wax based painting technique.


There are many more artists in this area - see who they are, and where they are based in the 2021/22 Kāpiti Arts Guide.

Local Secret: Accommodation

Like many places Kāpiti has a selection of accommodation options including hotels, motels and campgrounds.

What many people don't know is that unlike many places Kāpiti has a huge number of reasonably priced, high quality peer-to-peer accommodation - with 500+ properties listed at any one time!

From beach baches to horse BnBs, glamping to 5-star luxury lodges you won't be disappointed with the range of accommodation options in Kāpiti. 

Have a look at Air BnB Kāpiti or Bookabach to find the stay that is just right for you.


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