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.
RT @KurowVillage: Kurow Bugle online now. Awesome Waitaki Bridges poetry, info about Whalan Lodge and advance notice of a Mens Health Night.
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Red spam warning comment from Chorus, great to see Waitaki DC supporting us, we can see the benefits UFB will bring businesses #gigatowndun
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Kurow Bugle online now. Awesome Waitaki Bridges poetry, info about Whalan Lodge and advance notice of a Mens Health Night.
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Temperature +20.6 Deg C at Sat, Oct 25 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 25%, 1020 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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@Amisfield Yes frost in the Waitaki Valley too. Not sure which vineyard using helicopters this morning but heard them.
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@KurowVillage That's great. Other businesses around the town are now open weekends for summer trading too. #Waitaki
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RT @KurowVillage: Kurow Museum now open in the weekends from 11am - 3pm. New photographic exhibition on the Hay People being set up today. …
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I posted 76 photos on Facebook in the album "2014 Miss Waitaki Beauty Pageant" http://t.co/S6rkcWzx9F
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Kurow Museum now open in the weekends from 11am - 3pm. New photographic exhibition on the Hay People being set up today. Waitaki highlight.
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RT @DonnaSColeman: Waitaki Valley School & Community Pool has been painted, concrete & other repairs done. Almost ready to be filled. #Kurow
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I posted 39 photos on Facebook in the album "Miss Waitaki Beauty Pageant - Behind the Scenes!" http://t.co/67vCie9NvZ
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Waitaki Valley School & Community Pool has been painted, concrete & other repairs done. Almost ready to be filled. #Kurow
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White caps on Lakes Waitaki & Aviemore this morning. #NeedLakeCam
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RT @DonnaSColeman: Volunteers in Kurow provide 24 hour cover over Labour Weekend in Waitaki Valley alongside PRIME nurses. #StJohnNZ
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Waitaki District Council have a beta (test) site with a new rates information application we would like you to... http://t.co/t6ZMAu8wj4
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Temperature +14.4 Deg C at Fri, Oct 24 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 35%, 1025 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Volunteers in Kurow provide 24 hour cover over Labour Weekend in Waitaki Valley alongside PRIME nurses. #StJohnNZ
@JudithCollinsMP Greens and Labour STOPPED the Waitaki Scheme under Helen Clark Labour, Same in Westland too. Harawira stopped Kaipara Tidal
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Away for the long weekend? Get your trailer & vehicles registered at Kurow Museum & Info Centre. #NZTA #Waitaki
I'm at Fleur's Place in Moeraki, Waitaki https://t.co/2rVfNtQOUa
Big police presence on roads: Southern Highway Patrol are working in conjunction with Waitaki Road Safe and wi... http://t.co/OTEMGptSPu
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RT @DonnaSColeman: @StJohnNZ Kurow's first ambulance. Celebrating 50 years of volunteering in the Waitaki this year. http://t.co/P5I9uRpvjV
RT @WaitakiDC: Attention all planners! Waitaki District Council has an opportunity that will get your career moving.
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Attention all planners! Waitaki District Council has an opportunity that will get your career moving.
Due to... http://t.co/DeT28zDjk7
Holding the fort for Carron while she is at funding training in Oamaru. Busy with museum visitors, vehicle reg & tourist enquiries #Waitaki
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RT @WaitakiDC: The Waitaki Aquatic Centre has permanent part time positions available for lifeguards to join our team. For more... http://t…
@five15design For the skies? Home to me: spent early years in the Waitaki Valley. Still miss it.
The Waitaki Aquatic Centre has permanent part time positions available for lifeguards to join our team. For more... http://t.co/jLNLbm1Sru
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@NZTAOS very gusty up Waitaki Valley too.
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Temperature +20.3 Deg C at Thu, Oct 23 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 29%, 1010 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Hard work pays off: WINNERS: Awards were presented at Waitaki Girls’ High School yesterday for achievement dur... http://t.co/LiikhLpape
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MT @DonnaSColeman: Generous support of St John celebrating 50 yrs volunteering in the Waitaki Thks @OstlerWines & @PasqualeWinesNZ #nzwine
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@StJohnNZ Kurow's first ambulance. Celebrating 50 years of volunteering in the Waitaki this year. http://t.co/P5I9uRpvjV
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@Alps2Ocean Definitely one of my favourite spots in the Waitaki.
Generous support of Waitaki St John celebrating 50 years volunteering in the Waitaki. Thanks @OstlerWines & @PasqualeWinesNZ #nzwine
Labour Weekend wine: @OstlerWines @ Vintners Drop Kurow #nzwine #Waitaki
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RT @WaitakiIrrigate: Bridging Waitaki Waters Community Celebration. http://t.co/92YnrCBqQl
Temperature +17.7 Deg C at Wed, Oct 22 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 47%, 1023 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Waitaki Youth Forum proves a tremendous success: A Waitaki Youth Forum took place in Oamaru on Monday as part ... http://t.co/2omHDmpxmw
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Oamaru News - Waitaki Youth Forum proves a tremendous success http://t.co/1wZLCefqF7
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Waitaki Youth Forum proves a tremendous success: http://t.co/8VpjCO8qo5 #OamaruMail
#work #hydraladder #master #apricots #newzealand #nature #fruits #thinning #waitaki #orchard @… http://t.co/G7P1bIjFUd
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@GrasshopperRock I think John Forrest is experimenting with the cloth we used this year to see if it can improve flowering in Waitaki.
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Bridging Waitaki Waters Community Celebration. http://t.co/92YnrCBqQl
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Enjoying working at Kurow Museum & Info Centre, Waitaki Valley this week. Open 9.30-4 @KurowVillage
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RT @KurowVillage: Labour Weekend: Waitaki Trust Aoraki Aviemore Yacht Classic http://t.co/VIxSJ8P1nK
RT @KurowVillage: Waitaki District Council Rates rebates mtgs at Kurow Info Centre this Thurs 23rd Oct. Ph 03 433 0300 for more info.
RT @WaitakiIrrigate: The stunning Waitaki River, as captured by Caswell Images http://t.co/4FRyTodVWS
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The stunning Waitaki River, as captured by Caswell Images http://t.co/4FRyTodVWS
Waitaki launches new calcium ingredient with bone health efficacy and heart health safety http://t.co/WIjwme8fQD
Rival blue penguin colony ‘no hindrance to Oamaru’: Tourism Waitaki general manager Jason Gaskill says a blue ... http://t.co/SSMgIm6ww0
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Council works on solution for Beach Rd: The Waitaki District Council is continuing to work with the NZ Transpo... http://t.co/NLRF02P5Q8
Oamaru News - Council works on solution for Beach Rd http://t.co/7sEk9IdTtl
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Council works on solution for Beach Rd: http://t.co/TIRagbg5K7 #OamaruMail
Temperature +14.5 Deg C at Mon, Oct 20 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 41%, 1014 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Waitaki District Council Rates rebates mtgs at Kurow Info Centre this Thurs 23rd Oct. Ph 03 433 0300 for more info.
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Labour Weekend: Waitaki Trust Aoraki Aviemore Yacht Classic http://t.co/VIxSJ8P1nK
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RT @DonnaSColeman: Great to see @aorakipoly offering computer classes in Kurow Waitaki Valley. http://t.co/6oolsGAPWG
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And we're ready for another week in the #Waitaki Valley #NZTA registrations, museum, internet access & tourist info #Kurow
RT @IndigenousNZC: Yah - Ostler Wines Cellar Door is open from Labour Weekend. If you are in the Waitaki Valley - swing in!! http://t.co/h…
Palmerston celebrates 150 years: Waitaki District deputy mayor Hugh Perkins acknowledged the efforts of politi... http://t.co/eho3o2r40t
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Oamaru News - Albion, Waitaki Boys’ and Valley take wins http://t.co/sF6pl0CQBC
Albion, Waitaki Boys' and Valley take wins: http://t.co/a5xxnJ1pOU #OamaruMail
Tomando algo con aita en el #waitaki
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RT @WaitakiIrrigate: Awesome Waitaki Take a Kid Fishing Day today - major sponsors Lower Waitaki Irrigators. Thanks to Mark and Sonya... ht…
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@AbuckAnne But what I need to know before signing up is if Waitaki District Libraries is available on it 😄
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Awesome Waitaki Take a Kid Fishing Day today - major sponsors Lower Waitaki Irrigators. Thanks to Mark and Sonya... http://t.co/mt1YXiS0vC
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Temperature +16.2 Deg C at Sun, Oct 19 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 39%, 1024 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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RT @abcviajes_com: #Waitaki, disfruta de las vistas más impresionantes - http://t.co/ubW7f5mxpa @NuevaZelandaNet #turismo #guía #viajar
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Working bee at Kurow Island tomorrow @ 10am. #Waitaki
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Temperature +9.3 Deg C at Sat, Oct 18 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 83%, 1024 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Just posted a photo @ Waitaki Recreation Centre http://t.co/SRREKLOHfw
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