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.
Waitaki Valley: Q Wines in today's Otago Daily Times http://t.co/rJB6Y4tCdG
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Temperature +23.4 Deg C at Sat, Jan 31 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 45%, 1018 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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RT @penybrynlodge: The Waitaki Valley is home to NZ's newest wine appellation, which produces... @ Kurow http://t.co/VzoNe9kCgR" target="_blank">http://t.co/VzoNe9kCgR http://t.co…
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RT @srustic: @nzta what have you done with my waitaki bridges lol..use to walk as a child from the crib into kurow http://t.co/4zMPImfUBy
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@nzta what have you done with my waitaki bridges lol..use to walk as a child from the crib into kurow http://t.co/4zMPImfUBy
9 hours 9 minutes ago
Changed a little bit. Old railway carriage converted by waitaki electric board to use as a crib http://t.co/6k6cwBrRDF
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Temperature +20.1 Deg C at Fri, Jan 30 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 68%, 1022 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
1 day 3 hours ago
Waitaki Valley by Jennifer van Waard http://t.co/IaDYkDCW2A
@DilbyJones Some overlooked(?) wines that showed well: Kusuda 2009, @villamaria_wine 2012 Seddon, Forrest 2011 Waitaki Valley #WEtastes
1 day 18 hours ago
Oamaru News - Waitaki firefighters kept busy http://t.co/oz4hUEznMa
2 days 1 hour ago
Waitaki firefighters kept busy: http://t.co/GQRVA8ujQt #OamaruMail
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Temperature +27.7 Deg C at Thu, Jan 29 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 39%, 1019 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
2 days 3 hours ago
Heading to Oamaru soon for a Safer Waitaki Coalition meeting. Volunteers doing a wonderful job of keeping the Waitaki a great place to live.
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RT @penybrynlodge: Some of the beautiful scenery in the Waitaki Lakes area near #Oamaru. @ Lake Benmore http://t.co/lEbzpa3rbB" target="_blank">http://t.co/lEbzpa3rbB http://t.co/…
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Wallaby unsuccessful in attempt to make it to Kurow shops via new Kurow Bridge over Waitaki. #roadkill
The historic Waitaki District Council building and the WW1... @ Waitaki District Council http://t.co/o0Jy30AlrO http://t.co/ScJ13Sr1Ly
2 days 22 hours ago
Some of the beautiful scenery in the Waitaki Lakes area near #Oamaru. @ Lake Benmore http://t.co/lEbzpa3rbB http://t.co/N7j0xZPQuU
2 days 23 hours ago
RT @winenoter: Happy for Waitaki #nzwine district as @PasqualeWinesNZ recommences production: 2012 Whites & 2011 PNoir tasted http://t.co/V…
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RT @KurowVillage: Helping a tourist whose rental car has broken down. It is hard getting people in Auckland to comprehend Kurow and the Wai…
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Temperature +25.2 Deg C at Wed, Jan 28 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 39%, 1019 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
3 days 3 hours ago
The Waitaki Valley is home to NZ's newest wine appellation, which produces... @ Kurow http://t.co/VzoNe9kCgR http://t.co/DFkFHGYwLe
Helping a tourist whose rental car has broken down. It is hard getting people in Auckland to comprehend Kurow and the Waitaki Valley
3 days 6 hours ago
Happy for Waitaki #nzwine district as @PasqualeWinesNZ recommences production: 2012 Whites & 2011 PNoir tasted http://t.co/VH7dOJeSD4
Power outage for ten minutes now resolved in Kurow Township. Pleased the fire siren remained silent. Fire is such a worry in our dry Waitaki
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RT @100chch: On a charge of dynamiting fish in the Waitaki river, Edward Dormer was fined £5 and costs £3. http://t.co/MBEnBmpEdW
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Temperature +28.8 Deg C at Mon, Jan 26 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 19%, 1016 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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On a charge of dynamiting fish in the Waitaki river, Edward Dormer was fined £5 and costs £3. http://t.co/MBEnBmpEdW
Temperature +27.2 Deg C at Sun, Jan 25 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 32%, 1023 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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Temperature +27.2 Deg C at Sat, Jan 24 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 33%, 1023 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
7 days 3 hours ago
Clifford gone wandering. On wedding duties up the Waitaki Valley #damnhot
7 days 4 hours ago
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