Our District

Ōtaki Kite Festival

When: - 25 Mar 2017 11:00 a.m. - 26 Mar 2017 16:00 p.m.

Where: Ōtaki Beach

Come fly kites at the Ōtaki Kite Festival. Fun for all the family, this free event brings together NZKA kite fliers from around New Zealand, Peter Lynn Kites of Ashburton and international guest kite fliers to showcase their artistry, design and flying skills.  The 2016 festival saw an audience of around 18,000 over the two days enjoying a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.


Spectacular kites of all shapes, sizes and styles thrill those viewing from the beach, above the dunes and the Pavilion roof. Expect to be delighted by the sight of massive inflatable kites, stained glass window and bug kites through to tiny fluttering seagull kites.