Oamaru and the Waitaki district have a very proud history and heritage that is told in many ways throughout the area. Oamaru’s reputation for housing some of the country’s most beautiful architecture is well established. Its rich heritage is evidenced in a wide variety of attractions that you will explore and then want to come back for more.
Explore Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct including, Victorian Wardrobe, Ice Cream shop, Bakery, Birdlands wine bar, the Woolstore complex, auto museum, shops, galleries and more!
Do a tour of the historic farm that is highly significant as the birthplace of New Zealand's billion dollar frozen meat industry.
Tours run every Sunday to this flour mill which provides substantial insights into early industrial processes in New Zealand.
The North Otago Museum provides an appreciation of the districts natural and cultural heritage through a range of exhibitions and displays.
The Forrester Gallery offers an exciting and varied exhibition programme, houses a collection of artworks significant to the region and stands as an icon of Oamaru’s unique whitestone district.
The Oamaru Opera House is a high quality venue for performing arts, functions and conference activities.
Take a journey back in time and enjoy train travel the way it used to be with Oamaru Steam and Rail. The trip takes you around the harbour on Sundays.
The Janet Frame House on Eden Street provides insights into one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed authors.
Visit original Maori rock art sites throughout the Waitaki Valley and learn about the early settlement of Maori at both the Kurow and North Otago museums.
Starting at Vanished World in Duntroon, wind your way through the Waitaki Valley visiting fossil sites at key locations.
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The first memorial to Scott appears to have been a marble plaque unveiled at Waitaki Boys' High School in... http://t.co/HsaAgxiKko
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Temperature +5.5 Deg C at Mon, May 25 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 50%, 1014 hpa http://t.co/o0gerT3okK #otematata #waitaki
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Kurow Bugle now online via http://t.co/Z2UkvwzWaF A few jokes, important Police News and a note about the Riparian Society in Waitaki
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Despite colder weather I am so pleased to be back in the Waitaki. No snow lying in Kurow but the hills are white around us.
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RT @CamDouglasMS: Some more successfully than others-Also in our 11th region #WaitakiValley @ForrestwinesNZ John F. Coll Waitaki Fab
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Some more successfully than others-Also in our 11th region #WaitakiValley @ForrestwinesNZ John F. Coll Waitaki Fab
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Temperature +7.5 Deg C at Sun, May 24 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 45%, 1002 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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@cpslieker You should try the Waitaki Braids Pinot.....delicious
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PLAY MORE EVERYDAY | Tourism in the Waitaki District, NZ: http://t.co/2N2I6jfNEO via @YouTube
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@paultudor @HomeOfCricket Not had any of the Waitaki stuff. I should give Canty another try. What's the pick of the Waipara do you think?
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@DrYobbo @HomeOfCricket you will perhaps not like Waitaki Valley then either, but technically it is "Otago"
@HomeOfCricket or perhaps Otago - since Baz plays for @OtagoVolts but rather than Central, why not Waitaki Valley instead?
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RT @vanzijlp: Waitaki Girls High at @WaitakiDC @WDLibraries celebrating NZ Music Month http://t.co/WzWvcJGpAY
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Waitaki Girls High at @WaitakiDC @WDLibraries celebrating NZ Music Month http://t.co/WzWvcJGpAY
RT @DonnaSColeman: It was a fantastic day at Waitaki Valley School with the rural schools' technology challenge day. #ThinkingOutsideTheSqu…
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It was a fantastic day at Waitaki Valley School with the rural schools' technology challenge day. #ThinkingOutsideTheSquare
One of New Zealand's Wild Rivers - the Lower Waitaki River - and the people fighting for it need your support.... http://t.co/f6yfRls2lw
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Temperature +11.1 Deg C at Fri, May 22 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 37%, 1017 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
At Waitaki Girls High careers expo http://t.co/pBIHJdn2rx
This is where we live not too far from Central Otago and Waitaki wine regions, NZ.... http://t.co/6BkpRw47Us
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Temperature +17.5 Deg C at Thu, May 21 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 34%, 1006 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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Oamaru kawasan di Waitaki, New Zealand, sebagian besar bangunannya terbuat dari batu kapur.
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Environment Canterbury Commissioners accept Waitaki water quality recommendations: The community recommendations… http://t.co/b7kPLd8nhS
Does your 0-2 year old love music and dancing? Come along to Wriggle & Rhyme, Fridays, 10:30am, Oamaru Opera House http://t.co/4aufeQkGk6
If you want to keep up to date with the latest library events, check out our beautiful new website! http://t.co/VCk9WQSk75
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Temperature +10.9 Deg C at Wed, May 20 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 54%, 1021 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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RT @StuartFreeman1: Spotted at #TRENZ2015 Mel Wong, Christchurch Airport; Kelly Currie, Tourism Waitaki https://t.co/zfshGmd5hI
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Spotted at #TRENZ2015 Mel Wong, Christchurch Airport; Kelly Currie, Tourism Waitaki https://t.co/zfshGmd5hI
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Call for donations to help some fellow nobodies save the mighty Waitaki River!
Environment Canterbury is... http://t.co/iTP2kOvsI1
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RT @WDLibraries: Check out our new blog all about our first Reading with Willow sessions! http://t.co/7JPBGOC5XR #OamaruLibrary
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RT @aorakipoly: A new website has been created for the Waitaki Region, aimed at Job Seekers and Employers... http://t.co/X6ngZNWGfA
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Check out our new blog all about our first Reading with Willow sessions! http://t.co/7JPBGOC5XR #OamaruLibrary
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Temperature +12.5 Deg C at Tue, May 19 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 40%, 1025 hpa http://t.co/o0gerT3okK #otematata #waitaki
To celebrate #NZMusicMonth #OamaruLibrary is hosting some awesome concerts: check out the list here: http://t.co/1x21jeDGa3
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Oamaru News - WDC lay out $50k for Moeraki http://t.co/jplj7ROmDS
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WDC lay out $50k for Moeraki: http://t.co/zrAAufdL9G #OamaruMail
Check out the recap of our latest #NZMusicMonth performance! http://t.co/d40wrb67zr
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Temperature +16.9 Deg C at Mon, May 18 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 34%, 1017 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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A new website has been created for the Waitaki Region, aimed at Job Seekers and Employers... http://t.co/X6ngZNWGfA
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Temperature +15.7 Deg C at Sun, May 17 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 39%, 1024 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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@FoxyLustyGrover it was pretty good too, in the Waitaki Valley
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