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 the Loan and Merc restaurant, Birdlands wine bar, the Woolstore complex, auto museum, shops, galleries, penny farthing shop 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.
The Oamaru Ordinary Cycling Club is committed to keeping alive the heritage of Oamaru cycling, promoting the restoration and riding of early cycles and encouraging cycling as a part of modern living.
Take yourself back to how New Zealand’s forefathers coped with life. Both agriculture and technology are represented here from the introduction of the early European land reforms to the advancement of hydroelectric power, introduction of the Social Securities Act of 1938, development of irrigation techniques in farming and high quality fine wools.
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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Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean looking to take seat with a 13,000+ majority #vote2014nz
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Biggest margin in Waitaki (13,381, Nats vs Lab) smallest in Maungakiekie (0 between Sam Lotu-Liga and Carol Beaumont
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#Decision14 Projection – Jacqui DEAN (NAT) wins Waitaki #breaking
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PROJECTED: Jacqui Dean to win Waitaki
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The only reason Jacqui Dean wins in Waitaki is because Oamaru is a town full of old people and farmers.
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Haven't heard any mention yet of our awesome electorate, the Waitaki! Please some one shout out for #gigatownwanaka !
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Latest results: Waitaki http://t.co/w6Wfu2TYBW
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Latest results: Waitaki:
Latest results from the Waitaki electorate.
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Waitaki Independent Irrigators Inc nutrient management workshop. 10:30am on 1 Oct at the Kurow Hotel. Members and non-members welcome
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Temperature +14.9 Deg C at Fri, Sep 19 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 37%, 992 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Region of the day http://t.co/EpcKIKqWLV
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Region of the day http://t.co/nNJboiXBM9
Upper Waitaki Zone Committee meeting: The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee will meet for its regular monthly meeting... http://t.co/yvryApY2tB
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Waitaki council halves irrigation loan offer http://t.co/1e7lum7rVK
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Presentation on role of genes in your well being at St Albans Church tonight 7:30pm. Kurow is the place to be informed in the Waitaki!
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Reserves management plan adopted: The first-ever Waitaki Reserves Management Plan was adopted by the Waitaki D... http://t.co/hkurrdhnMZ
Oamaru News - Reserves management plan adopted http://t.co/QRbx69MGWd
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Reserves management plan adopted: http://t.co/lT20sxvZv1 #OamaruMail
That "Glenda Alexander for Waitaki" truck seems a bit far from home in Pine Hill.
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Temperature +14.6 Deg C at Thu, Sep 18 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 37%, 1007 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Public meeting in Duntroon tonight http://t.co/eLLnsIkcau #Waitaki #NorthOtago
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Upper Waitaki Zone Committee to meet: The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee will meet for its regular monthly meeti... http://t.co/IESU9cYpMt
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Nomm - perfectly roast duck breast and Kiwi Pinot. Be still our rumbling tummies...http://t.co/pEzybfFFLT http://t.co/oBqYReQDip
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Oamaru News - Council joint venture to go ahead http://t.co/wddcI1xSKx
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The draft Class 4 Gambling and TAB Venues Policy is being reviewed and we would like your feedback.... http://t.co/A3WiCUYnoK
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Council joint venture to go ahead: A motion which will allow the Waitaki District Council to form a joint vent... http://t.co/aO4B8k6Eek
Council approves $17m loan: The Waitaki District Council voted unanimously yesterday to proceed with a new inv... http://t.co/TPCCCrfj1e
Council joint venture to go ahead: http://t.co/wiyU4Ta8Jm #OamaruMail
C’mon @JacquiDeanMP @NZNationalParty Last chance to enter your skills for Whisper Election14, Waitaki is waiting! #decision14 #nzpol
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Temperature +13.1 Deg C at Wed, Sep 17 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 39%, 1016 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Loan divides opinions: A local business has come out in support of the proposed extension to the Waitaki Distr... http://t.co/BxtryxpVOl
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Speaking to Lower Waitaki water mgmt Zone Committee in #Kurow today about catchment mgmt strategies in Canada #waitakitocanada
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Waitaki Valley Community Society AGM tonight in the back bar of the Kurow Hotel at 7:30pm. A must attend event for locals
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Have you cast your vote yet? Avoid the queues and last minute rush by advance voting at the Wanaka Public Library... http://t.co/GetxQPhYOx
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Attended Waitaki St John training last night with @DonnaSColeman leading the evening. Fantastic delivery.
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Joint venture for district’s waste to be decided: The Waitaki District Council will decide today whether to ap... http://t.co/qumc0L020p
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Irrigation loan decision expected today: The Waitaki District Council is expected to make a decision regarding... http://t.co/JsIc5i2mw3
Oamaru News - Joint venture for district’s waste to be decided http://t.co/2rUPY5yRO9
Joint venture for district's waste to be decided: http://t.co/aer6rPGGXH #OamaruMail
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Student designs WGHS uniforms for competition: DAZZLING: Waitaki Girls’ High School’s Pasifika Group show off ... http://t.co/i8fPcfmaH5
#NewZealand - South Island, Kurow pub, Waitaki Boys High School in Oamaru http://t.co/Yp26z3WA3b
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RT @AddingtonNZ: Excited to announce a new race on #ShowDay for horses trained "South of the Waitaki" C1-C2 $20,000 stake #racinginitiative…
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RT @AddingtonNZ: Check out Matt Smith's @MataiGG article in the #ODT about the ''South of the Waitaki'' Race for #ShowDay http://t.co/0VIga…
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Check out Matt Smith's @MataiGG article in the #ODT about the ''South of the Waitaki'' Race for #ShowDay http://t.co/0VIgarUMkt
The Waitaki refridgeration company #mural 1981 made out of terracotta, timber, acrylic on mutton cloth… http://t.co/gC2rPE2E7p
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Temperature +10.8 Deg C at Tue, Sep 16 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 65%, 1002 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Excited to announce a new race on #ShowDay for horses trained "South of the Waitaki" C1-C2 $20,000 stake #racinginitiatives #youstartwepay
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Oamaru News - District council fostering Maori involvement http://t.co/bo2sq67xef
@AddingtonNZ will hold a $20k C1-C2 race for horses trained South of the Waitaki River on Show Day this year.
District council fostering Maori involvement: The Waitaki District Council is to consider a recommendation at ... http://t.co/mQq70ImSsz
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District council fostering Maori involvement: http://t.co/c6K43PUdL3 #OamaruMail
Stunning colour of the pre-aged steel under the new Waitaki bridges at Kurow. http://t.co/VKt0CFB4lr
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Temperature +14.3 Deg C at Mon, Sep 15 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 53%, 1005 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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RT @sarahrowlandNZ: Springtime - The new Bridge Number1 over the Waitaki River at Kurow. #waitakivalley #waitakibridges #A2O #picoftheday h…
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Meeting between Waitaki District Council and Waimate District Council about bridge material dispersement hopefully going well. Great people
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RT @DonnaSColeman: Next week's Kurow Bugle is ALREADY on line. Great photo of the Kurow Hall under construction. http://t.co/w2WP5JT9Aa #Wa…
Last chance for voters to meet candidates: The St Luke’s Anglican Church is the venue for the next Waitaki ele... http://t.co/gfL37g8Cet
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Oamaru News - Top performances from Waitaki Boys’ http://t.co/EXOO1qoBTZ
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Top performances from Waitaki Boys': http://t.co/s91UK1bSpJ #OamaruMail
@spicksandspecks It's all Scottish south of the Waitaki River but we need their milk powder and cheese too much to let them go :)
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Profiling the Waitaki electoral candidates: On Saturday voters go to the polls, with five candidates contestin... http://t.co/9sIRZvthWo
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Next week's Kurow Bugle is ALREADY on line. Great photo of the Kurow Hall under construction. http://t.co/w2WP5JT9Aa #Waitaki
Springtime - The new Bridge Number1 over the Waitaki River at Kurow. #waitakivalley #waitakibridges #A2O #picoftheday http://t.co/ZB4nHBts7g
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Temperature +13.8 Deg C at Sun, Sep 14 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 51%, 1013 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Shaun Todd LJ Hooker presents - Waitaki Good Sorts http://t.co/NWnFdC4Bvi
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This week's pasture growth forecast for Waitaki. @NZBeefLamb @FarmaxNZ For more detail see https://t.co/4JYO4kaV3C http://t.co/850zqlh7fJ
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Council cuts proposed irrigation loan: A proposed loan by the Waitaki District Council to the North Otago Irri... http://t.co/aF3YXkhurv
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It's her burfday 🎉 @ Waitaki Girls' High School http://t.co/LVDtJfyZkD
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