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Photo gallery

Relive the history of Ōtaki with this gallery, which is loaded with some of the hundreds of historical images in the society's collection. Take a trip down memory lane to see images from our collection and discover how Ōtaki has changed over time.

Please note that all images on this website are the property of Ōtaki Heritage and must not be copied or reproduced in any form without the express permission of Ōtaki Heritage.

Hema Te Ao's House

These photos provide insight into the early architectural style and design of houses in Ōtaki.

rail bridge

Take a virtual tour through the past and see the Ōtaki railway as it was over 100 years ago.

Otaki School Days
School days

See what school days were like for junior and senior students in our town many years ago.


These photos feature beautiful photographs of some of Ōtaki's famous churches.

Remembering 40 years of Otaki History
Remembering 40yrs

Important moments  captured remembering 40 years of the Ōtaki Historical Society.

Otaki Central Hotel

This gallery brings the historical significance of some of these iconic buildings to life.

Growing up in Otaki
Growing up in Ōtaki

See what life was like growing up in Ōtaki, and how our town has evolved over the years.

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