The Kite Flyer Express – Cancelled

It is with sadness that we announce the decision to cancel the Kite Flyer Express Trains scheduled for February 6, 2021 out of caution due to COVID-19. All ticket holders have been contacted by email regarding refunds.

Join us onboard The Kite Flyer Express steam train to Ōtaki on Saturday 6 February.

You’ll spend over an hour and a half at the Kite Festival and also have time to explore the Ōtaki retail precinct and fabulous Ōtaki Yard Market which will be remaining open until 5pm.

Kite Festival weekend is a fantastic time to visit Ōtaki, with so much to see and a wonderful carnival vibe.

Your fare includes return bus transfer to Ōtaki Beach. Departures from both Paraparaumu and Waikanae stations.


Return Fares
  • Adult $35
  • Child up to 13 years $20
  • Infants under 2 years old (must be travelling on the lap of a fare paying adult) FREE

*All fares include beach bus transfer. A $5 payment processing fee will be charged at checkout.

Train 1
  • 8:45am     Depart Paraparaumu
8:55am     Depart Waikanae
12:00pm   Return Departure from Ōtaki
Train 2
  • 10:20am
   Depart Paraparaumu
  • 10:30am
   Depart Waikanae
  • 2:30pm     Return Departure from Ōtaki
Train 3
   Depart Paraparaumu
  • 1:10pm
   Depart Waikanae
  • 4:45pm   Return Departure from Ōtaki

Arrival back to Paraparaumu is approximately 45 minutes after departure from Ōtaki.

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