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 St John Area Committee organising 50th anniversary celebrations this year @ Kurow
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RT @WDLibraries: If your community group is looking for funding, check out Fundview database, available for use at #OamaruLibrary http://t.…
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Seven schools now in NZ film final: All seven Waitaki schools that competed in a movie-making competition have... http://t.co/ewA8iIZLrM
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If your community group is looking for funding, check out Fundview database, available for use at #OamaruLibrary http://t.co/gagUcDt9pS
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RT @WaitakiDC: Looking for funding for your community project?
Applications are now open for the Creative Communities Scheme... http://t.c…
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RT @KurowVillage: Just realised Megan from Tourism Waitaki is moving on. What a loss to #Waitaki District. She has been our best ambassado…
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Researching a NZ based topic? Check out Digital NZ for great images. Access it via our website: http://t.co/UPBGDORoJo
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To celebrate Maori Language Week we will be hosting waiata & kapa haka groups. Check out our website for details http://t.co/fgeNXVMfTl
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Looking for funding for your community project?
Applications are now open for the Creative Communities Scheme... http://t.co/ut7OLc9XLX
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This week's pasture growth forecast for Waitaki, from @NZBeefLamb @FarmaxNZ More detail at https://t.co/4JYO4jTS1C http://t.co/o6XoccDW8V
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Painting Waitaki Red on a blue day! More red and a betterNZ to come. http://t.co/pt6Bch5dwO
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Our regular Monday meeting will be held on, July 21st , 7.00pm at Waitaki Boys’ High School... http://t.co/LK9B3kg2rC
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RT @WaitakiDC: Found these great photos of the Waitaki Hydro-electric project... http://t.co/NyWgnHf1MJ
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Fishing trip to New Zealand? Like us on facebook : Waitaki Angling and Outdoors NZ
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A study jointly commissioned by North Otago Irrigation Company (NOIC) and Waitaki District Council shows that the... http://t.co/mIIEjknmt4
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@Becs no, Waitaki Valley
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Interested in researching your family history? Check out Ancestry library edition at #OamaruLibrary! http://t.co/UPBGDORoJo
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Nominations are being called for from people who "have made a significant contribution to the well-being of the... http://t.co/g4PnEzxR2x
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Found these great photos of the Waitaki Hydro-electric project... http://t.co/NyWgnHf1MJ
RT @DonnaSColeman: @WDLibraries Also at Kurow Museum & Information Centre. #Waitaki #fundview
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Oamaru News - Coastal road strategy to be presented http://t.co/6OAcjvLIvT
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Oamaru News - Three standing so far for Waitaki http://t.co/eXzQZ7uWJN
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@WDLibraries Also at Kurow Museum & Information Centre. #Waitaki #fundview
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RT @WDLibraries: Palmerston Library is now offering BookChat! We'd love to see you there: next meeting Wednesday 16 July at 2:00pm http://t…
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