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.
Oamaru News - Tourism Waitaki appoints new chairman http://t.co/lbLWRbspga
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Oamaru News - Action plan released for Waitaki Boys’ http://t.co/tyGUx7yz5u
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Tourism Waitaki appoints new chairman: Tourism Waitaki has announced Marcus Brown is the replacement for forme... http://t.co/NyYgoa3A65
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Dean hopeful of winning bet: Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she’s confident her bikini won’t have to be worn this... http://t.co/FurvwTscTg
Action plan released for Waitaki Boys’: Waitaki Boys’ High School has a number of harmful traditions that need... http://t.co/SuWLSbzGav
Tourism Waitaki appoints new chairman: http://t.co/opk7xCPcSM #OamaruMail
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Action plan released for Waitaki Boys': http://t.co/2JHas8yFgC #OamaruMail
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RT @DonnaSColeman: North Otago Principal Vacancy Waitaki Valley School commencing Term 2 2015. Featured vacancies Ed Gazette http://t.co/4U…
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Temperature +21.2 Deg C at Fri, Nov 21 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 34%, 1009 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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North Otago Principal Vacancy Waitaki Valley School commencing Term 2 2015. Featured vacancies Ed Gazette http://t.co/4UNWGjqkZB
Waitaki Valley School vacancy: Principal commencing Term 2 2015. See the featured vacancies at Ed Gazette http://t.co/4UNWGjqkZB
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What diet. Pam from Greenhills Homestay in Kurow just dropped in homemade Anzac Biscuits as a thank you. I love the Waitaki people- so kind
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RT @bgatune: Waitaki way outbound at westlands rounda is very clear
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17:01 Waitaki way outbound at westlands rounda is very clear via @bgatune
Waitaki way outbound at westlands rounda is very clear ｍɑҙ✓ via @bgatune
Waitaki way outbound at westlands rounda is very clear @ma3route
RT @kelvins1975: @JTHits I concur. I believe I interviewed them back in the day at Radio Waitaki in Oamaru. They did all the big shows...
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@JTHits I concur. I believe I interviewed them back in the day at Radio Waitaki in Oamaru. They did all the big shows...
Thursday 20 November. News and community notices, then 'Heritage Parade 2014' followed by 'Waitaki Valley Singers' Part 4. :)
RT @DonnaSColeman: Great turnout for Waitaki Valley Business Byte today @ Valley Cafe Kurow. Thanks Ian Elliot Marketing Manager @TourismWa…
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RT @TourismWaitaki: Heading up the Waitaki Valley? Stop for great coffee at Flying Pig Duntroon and wander around the Vanish World Centre. …
Tourism Waitaki scholarship at Aoraki Polytechnic - http://t.co/w9CI9kQOhL (press release) http://t.co/L8iPtszvB8
Thanks @KurowVillage for getting the BOIL WATER notice on the http://t.co/nq5mA5PkTs news tab so quickly. #Waitaki
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Temperature +15.6 Deg C at Thu, Nov 20 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 34%, 1012 hpa http://t.co/o0gerTkZsO #otematata #waitaki
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RT @WaitakiDC: Do you visit one of our camping grounds in Waitaki? Are you a day user or do you go camping there? We're... http://t.co/5q…
Tourism Waitaki scholarship at Aoraki Polytechnic - http://t.co/Efbnx5a91z (press release) #Tourism http://t.co/1whbA72wE4
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Tourism Waitaki scholarship at Aoraki Polytechnic - http://t.co/w6Ikzk2RP3 (press release) http://t.co/SEI3S2yHF3
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New emergency boss takes up job: The Waitaki District Council has successfully filled the vacany left by emerg... http://t.co/IebsxLBoPT
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Oamaru News - New emergency boss takes up job http://t.co/V6lrl7CIQT
New emergency boss takes up job: http://t.co/2eKz7tExUw #OamaruMail
RT @JoGoodhewMP: Great to have colleagues @jacquideanmp and @paulabennettmp in Timaru meeting with Rangitata and Waitaki folk http://t.co/2…
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Great to have colleagues @jacquideanmp and @paulabennettmp in Timaru meeting with Rangitata and Waitaki folk http://t.co/2ZG6flVg3d
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Future of campgrounds up for discussion: Management of campgrounds at the Waitaki lakes district is coming und... http://t.co/nBxlYIhOeM
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Great turnout for Waitaki Valley Business Byte today @ Valley Cafe Kurow. Thanks Ian Elliot Marketing Manager @TourismWaitaki for your input
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Future of campgrounds up for discussion: Management of campgrounds at the Waitaki lakes district is coming und... http://t.co/Rw292rXWPw
Looking for an activity for your 0-2 yr old? Give Wriggle & Rhyme a try! It's heaps of fun for you & baby :D http://t.co/eeg9xCgRe5
Upper Waitaki Zone Committee meeting: The meeting will begin by giving members of the public a chance to contribute… http://t.co/cGq1e8Sr5d
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Temperature +18 Deg C at Tue, Nov 18 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 26%, 1002 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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If you're a Palmerston local, why not come along to BookChat? Next meeting Wednesday, 2pm at Palmerston Library :) http://t.co/zEWu5TlXkt
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Do you visit one of our camping grounds in Waitaki? Are you a day user or do you go camping there? We're... http://t.co/5qkL5G5RKp
Did you know that from the early 1900s... - Bridging Waitaki Waters Community Celebration |... http://t.co/rEAgjjl59W
News: Lower Waitaki Zone Committee focuses on water quantity and water quality limits http://t.co/MeK08KZ6Mn
Lower Waitaki Zone Committee focuses on water quantity and water quality limits: The Lower Waitaki – South Coastal… http://t.co/gCiWnsQEAD
This week's pasture growth forecast, Waitaki district. @NZBeefLamb @FarmaxNZ For more, see https://t.co/4JYO4kswbG http://t.co/a0xbLseFJL
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Durch das Waitaki-Valley nach Neu Edinburgh http://t.co/AaQ4XbjgPS
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RT @NZPolitics: Lower Waitaki Zone Committee to meet: The Lower Waitaki - South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee will meet in... http://t.…
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Lower Waitaki Zone Committee to meet: The Lower Waitaki - South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee will meet in... http://t.co/mPzLFqZxNj
Temperature +18 Deg C at Mon, Nov 17 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 38%, 1000 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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Crime, Punishment & Redemption...sound interesting? Come along to this exciting book launch! Details on our website: http://t.co/Uv54deF50Q
Agenda/minutes: Upper Waitaki Zone Committee Meeting 21 November 2014: Location: Mackenzie Country Inn, Twizel http://t.co/mJtHAZuP0m
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Agenda/minutes: Lower Waitaki South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee Meeting 19 November: Location: Kurow Gol... http://t.co/55DqTFaa51
Partnership boosts heritage celebrations: The involvement of Tourism Waitaki in promoting the Victorian Herita... http://t.co/Tlslzd6DAt
@vodafoneNZ #meandmywindow Why could you NOT wait Until I moved 2 Waitaki 3 days ago ? :) View from Lounge LOOKSHURRY http://t.co/2dv53QHuuW
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Temperature +19.7 Deg C at Sun, Nov 16 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 23%, 1001 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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Thanks to Waitaki Laundry Service for their assistance with Waitaki St John's 50th celebration dinner tonight in Kurow
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RT @DonnaSColeman: All set for the BIG night. Celebrating 50 years of volunteering for Waitaki St John in Kurow. Old photos galore!
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All set for the BIG night. Celebrating 50 years of volunteering for Waitaki St John in Kurow. Old photos galore!
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