Otaki Yard FAQs


General FAQs

Where do I park?2020-06-22T11:29:17+12:00

There is plenty of on-street parking within short walking distances of the Ōtaki Yard or alternatively a small car park is located directly beside the Ōtaki Railway Station.

Is the Ōtaki Market on even if it’s raining?2020-06-22T11:28:41+12:00

The Ōtaki Yard Market is on every Saturday rain or shine and the Market can be reconfigured to under cover areas if required. The Markets will not trade Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Where are public conveniences located?2020-06-22T11:27:18+12:00

Public Amenities are located on the other side of Amazon in Centennial Park.

Can I bring my pet(s)?2020-06-22T11:26:12+12:00
  • We do not allow pets (with the exception of service animals) at the Ōtaki Yard.
  • It is not an ideal place for animals. It would be unfair to a dog if, through no fault of its own, it happened to “nip” a young child which at worst, could result in the dog having to be put down.
Lost & Found2020-06-22T11:25:48+12:00

All lost & found items handed to Market staff will be available at the Ōtaki Yard Market Management stand.

Is Ōtaki Yard Market family friendly?2020-06-22T11:29:56+12:00

Yes of course! This is a great place for the whole family with music and food that appeals to all ages.

Stall Holder FAQs

How do I become a stallholder at the Ōtaki Yard Market?2020-07-09T18:35:11+12:00

Fill in the application here.

How do I know if my application was submitted successfully?2020-06-16T16:21:35+12:00

An automated email will be sent confirming successful submission of your application.

How long does the application process take?2020-06-16T16:22:09+12:00

Once your application has been received, the application process takes up to 7 business days.

Do I have to trade every week?2021-02-08T12:02:59+13:00

Our booking system will have the market dates for the next 4 weeks available to book. You can book the weekends you wish to trade.

Due to space being a limiting factor, and to ensure there is an even mix of stall categories, we operate a first-in-first-served system with payment required at the time of booking.

There are discounts for booking a regular spot.

How Much Does a Stall Cost? Length x Depth2021-05-19T19:51:44+12:00

Saturday Markets 9am – 2pm

  • Casual Booking for a 3x3m stall $30
  • Regular booking for a 3x3m stall $20 (6 weeks or more)
  • $50 +gst for a Food  Truck Casual Booking (We will provide power to your stall in the form of a 16amp plug.)
  • $45 +gst for a Food Truck Regular booking (6 weeks or more)

Food Truck Nights 5pm – 9pm

  • $50+gst for night Food Truck (We will provide power to your stall in the form of a 16amp plug.)
  • Casual Booking for a 3x3m stall $30
What is provided with my stall?2020-06-16T16:24:45+12:00
  • Non-food trucks: We will provide 1 trestle table (2.4m Long) per stall and a gazebo (3x3m) where required. You must provide everything else you want and need, to trade.
  • Food Trucks: We will provide power to your stall in the form of a 16amp plug.
  • For all stalls selling food we can provide a discount code for all Ecoware compostable products, allowing us to become a single-use plastic free market whilst minimising landfill waste.
I can no longer make it; can I get a refund?2020-06-22T11:22:30+12:00

Due to our first-in-first-served booking system we cannot offer refunds if you have booked and then are unable to make it.

How will my site be allocated?2020-06-22T11:21:31+12:00
  • Preference to exhibit and location preference is given to those stallholders who upon successfully applying, choose to continually come back and exhibit at the Ōtaki Yard Market. We place previous stallholder requests first, and then place new applicants based on site availability.


  • While every effort is made to accommodate stallholder needs and site requirements, Market Management reserves the right to make site allocation changes as required, in order to best serve the interests of the Market.
When do I set up?2021-02-08T12:01:07+13:00

The Market runs from 9am to 2pm. You can set up from 8am unless your pack in takes longer than an hour. Parking is provided on a first-in-first-served for stall holders behind the service station building. Please bring your own trolley to transport stock from your vehicle as we only have a very limited number to lend out and cannot guarantee you’ll be able to access one. No vehicles are allowed in the market area except Food Trucks.