By car

From SH1, turn west at the round-about at the northern end of the State Highway 1 shopping area (at the BP Service Station), head along Mill Road, through the main township and onto Tasman Road until you reach the beach front. The Kite Festival is directly in front of you and to the right.

There is generous parking at the beach and surrounding streets. 

Limited off-street car parks are available to the north of the Ōtaki Surf Club building and opposite where Tasman Road meets Marine Parade.  Please be guided by our volunteer car parking team and please drive slowly in these areas.

Disability parking

Several parks are available for those with disability stickers in the car park opposite where Tasman Road meets Marine Parade. 

By train and bus

The nearest commuter train stop coming from Wellington during the weekend is at Waikanae. Trains arrive and depart hourly. There's a limited bus service from the station to Ōtaki. Check timetables on the Metlink website:




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