Ōtaki Kite Festival

A fabulous FREE weekend of family fun, market stalls & entertainment at Ōtaki beach – jewel of the Kāpiti Coast.

Otaki Kite Festival

26 & 27 February 2022

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the FREE Ōtaki Kite Festival is a fantastic day out!

Spend the day on the beautiful Ōtaki Beach marvelling at the HUGE kites that come from around the country for this iconic piti event.  You are welcome to join in the fun by bringing your own kites to fly or purchase a classic kite from the stall.

Enjoy a picnic or grab some food from the variety of food carts and fundraising stalls then settle in on the grass to enjoy the on-stage entertainment. Make sure you save room for ice cream! Available from one of the food carts, or you could go old school with a rolled ice cream from the dairy on the corner.

Getting too hot? Ōtaki Surf Lifesaving Club will have their flags set-up and lifeguards on duty.

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Make a weekend of it!

Looking to just put your feet up, get away from it all or see something new? Kāpiti has everything you need to recharge your batteries.

Stay amongst the trees in a handcrafted cabin, listen to the waves crash as you sleep in a beachside bach or get remote and go glamping on Kapiti Island.

Like many places, Kāpiti has a selection of accommodation options including 5-star luxury lodges, hotels, motels and campgrounds. Unlike many places, Kāpiti also has a huge number of reasonably priced, high-quality peer-to-peer accommodation - with 500+ properties listed at any one time!

Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a trip with friends, a break with the kids, or a corporate retreat, Kāpiti Coast has the style to suit your needs.

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