Rent Me Rentals For Otaki Car Rentals. Rent A Car In Paraparaumu And Visit Historic Otaki On The Northern Edge Of The Kapiti Coast
Travel 20 minutes north of Paraparaumu along State Highway One past Waikanae, Peka Peka and Te Horo and you'll arrive at sunny Otaki. Just south of the Otaki you'll find fresh fruit and vege stalls dotted along the The first thing you'll spot on arrival in Otaki are the busy fashion outlet shops. Otaki is a popular destination with Palmerston North to buy top brand fashion garments from the factory outlet shops. But, there is more to Otaki than just shopping and cafés...
When travelling north, turn left at the Otaki roundabout and a short drive west you'll arrive at the main township. The Otaki township is a hidden treasure, because it is where the locals shop and you won't spot so many out- of-towners. The Otaki township has a real country feel about it.
Apart from the friendly locals, you'll find a variety of small shops catering for a mixed urban and rural population. Edhouse's fashion store is a local icon and is well worth a visit, even if it's just to walk on the old squeekly wooden floor.
Otaki township has an historic museum based in the old BNZ building. Otaki also has the world’s oldest Maori church, Rangiatea, a powerful reminder of New Zealand's history. The Rangiatea church was built in 1844, was razed by fire in 1995, before being rebuilt to the original specifications.
Otaki Beach is a popular summer holiday destination and was once a busy place to collect toheroa shellfish, before dwindling numbers led to a ban on their harvesting. The mouth of the Otaki River is still a popular fishing spot for netting whitebait during the whitebaiting season. The Otaki Beach sunsets here best descibed as 'breath-taking'.
Otaki has an 18-hole golf course, a heated indoor swimming pool, and the oldest Maori Racing Club in existence. Rent a car from Rent Me Rentals in Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu and enjoy your day trip to sunny Otaki at the northern end of the Kapiti Coast.