If you're a market enthusiast, you're in for a treat! Here's a glimpse into the delightful experience of craft and food markets on the Kapiti Coast and a few of our neighbours in the Horowhenua.
Nine awesome markets to visit the Kapiti Coast and Horowhenua.
Mahara Midweek Market
A delightful oasis for those seeking fresh, local treasures in the middle of the week. With a focus on promoting community and sustainability, this market offers a bounty of locally grown fruit and vegetables that showcase the richness of the region's harvest. From sweet honey to vibrant plants and an array of handmade crafts and gifts, the market is a haven for those in search of unique, artisanal finds. Find them on Facebook
Paekākāriki Market Day
1st Saturday of the month (March-November), 10am-1pm
Discover a world of treasures at the Paekakariki Market, where the vibrant stalls at St. Peter's Village Hall beckon with an array of delights. This bustling marketplace is a haven for variety, offering everything from lush plants to fashionable clothing and indulgent skincare products. Whether you're a plant enthusiast, a fashion aficionado, or on the lookout for premium skincare, the Paekakariki Market has something for everyone. Find them on Facebook
The Continuous Market
1st Saturday of the month, 9.30am-3pm
A charming and sustainable haven in the heart of Levin. Embracing the ethos of conscious consumption, this market is a delightful space that champions the values of buying secondhand and supporting homemade creations. It's a treasure trove where each item tells a unique story, promoting a circular economy and reducing environmental impact. Step into a world where every purchase makes a positive impact, right here in Levin! Find them on Facebook
1st Saturday of the month, 9am-12noon A celebration of local talent and community spirit, showcasing a diverse array of arts, crafts, and produce that have been crafted or grown by the skilled hands of local individuals. Visitors can explore a rich tapestry of handmade arts, from intricate crafts to unique pieces that reflect the essence of the region. The locally grown produce adds a delicious touch, highlighting the bountiful harvest of the area. Find them on Facebook
Waikanae Community Market
The Waikanae Market exudes a sense of authenticity that resonates with both visitors and locals. Held in the Waikanae Park, this market offers a curated selection of handcrafted goods, vintage finds, and delectable treats. It's a great place to find unique gifts, immerse yourself in the creative spirit of the Kapiti Coast, and engage with friendly vendors who are passionate about what they do.
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Paraparaumu Beach Market
For those who appreciate a touch of coastal charm, the Paraparaumu Beach Market is a must-visit. Set against the backdrop of the Tasman Sea, this market showcases a blend of arts, crafts, vintage wares, and local produce. Enjoy leisurely strolls along the stalls, with the sound of crashing waves in the distance creating a soothing ambiance. Whether you're seeking handmade jewelry, fresh-baked goods, or unique clothing items, this market has something to delight every shopper. Find them on Facebook
Sunday, 10am-2pm (Winter Fortnightly)
The Ōtaki Market stands as a true reflection of the town's heart and soul. Every stall is a story, every vendor a passionate advocate for their craft. From farm-fresh produce, delicious Hangi to handcrafted treasures, the market boasts a diverse array of goods that are as unique as the people who bring them to life. The Ōtaki Market isn't just a place to shop; it's an immersive experience that fosters connections, supports local businesses, and celebrates the essence of community. Find them on Facebook
Waikane Beach Market
2nd Sunday of the month, 10am-1pm
Nestled along the stunning coastline of Waikanae. Taking place indoors at the Waikanae Beach hall every 2nd Sunday of the month, this market offers a cozy and welcoming atmosphere for both locals and visitors. With a diverse range of stalls, attendees can explore handmade crafts, unique treasures, and local produce. Find them on Facebook
Ōtaki Kids Market
During the school holidays
Step into a world of youthful entrepreneurship at the Ōtaki Kids Market, where the spotlight is on the little innovators themselves! In this unique marketplace, kids take on the role of stallholders, showcasing their creativity, talents, and entrepreneurial spirit. From handmade crafts to ingenious inventions, each stall is a testament to the vibrant imaginations of the young minds behind them. Join us for a day filled with youthful energy, boundless creativity, and the joy of supporting the next generation of market mavens at the Ōtaki Kids Market! Find out more here
Embrace the Kapiti Coast's Market Magic
The Kapiti Coast's markets offer more than just shopping; they provide an opportunity to connect with the spirit of the region. With each market offering its own unique flair, you'll find yourself immersed in a vibrant blend of flavors, creativity, and community.