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.
Keeping it simple at the Waitaki Hydro Electric Plant #OWBATtour http://t.co/uYpHYZ3F8Q
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雨の土曜はForrestのWaitaki Pinot Noir。最近フォレストよりリリースされたこのワインはノースオタゴのワイタキ地区からのワイン。やっと廉価なピノノワールが発売。雨の午後とパーフェクトマッチング。#ニュージーランド http://t.co/3vKDBGaH9e
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bit of wind and wetly weekend, thinking of matching? rainy saturday afternoon and Forrest Waitaki Pinot Noir.#nzwine http://t.co/2VX0VDsM0i
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Temperature +13.8 Deg C at Sat, Aug 30 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 46%, 1036 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
5 hours 8 minutes ago
Big Red Bus in Rangitata, soon coming to Waitaki, spreading the red!
5 hours 42 minutes ago
RT @SaigonSyl: Holy shit balls the Waitaki Valley is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen
9 hours 26 minutes ago
Holy shit balls the Waitaki Valley is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen
Pleased to welcome people to the launch of the Community Safety Strategy at WGHS. Waitaki is a wonderful community caring for our kids.
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Temperature +15.1 Deg C at Fri, Aug 29 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 39%, 1039 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
1 day 5 hours ago
Advanced voting opens up on 3 September. Check this out to find out when and where your nearest voting booth is. http://t.co/qF7qTFK1MR
1 day 7 hours ago
WAITAKI GOOD SORTS
Our Good Sort for August is Susan Bamber-Dawson.
Susan was nominated by a work colleague, for... http://t.co/n3wq2JolIe
1 day 10 hours ago
#Trafficwatch #moving Waitaki way at ABC http://t.co/RBIwXfKx3C via @Nairobiboundbus
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#Trafficwatch #moving Waitaki way at ABC @Ma3Route http://t.co/b0lzBMTsaZ
@zedsdead23 Like SKC. Beat Waitaki THREE times this year. Great write up on my nephew in the Sky Sport blog this week.
1 day 21 hours ago
According to the ODT, there are five electorates in the South: Waitaki, Clutha/southland, Invercargill, Dunedin North and South....
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RT @WaitakiDC: A free event tomorrow evening. Safer Waitaki promise an excellent speaker. If you are parents of teenagers this... http://t…
2 days 4 hours ago
Te Kohurau Cafe & Restaurant Kurow website's latest business listing #food #waitaki http://t.co/nq5mA4Yxvg
RT @WDLibraries: Happy Birthday to #gigatownOamaru's Janet Frame, born 90 years ago today: 28th August 1924. Check out her works here: http…
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Temperature +15.5 Deg C at Thu, Aug 28 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 35%, 1038 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
RT @WDLibraries: Check out the great line up of performances for Tongan Language Week next week at #OamaruLibrary! http://t.co/sVe9TtuALA
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Great to see this news from out of Timaru this morning #tbhs #rugby #pride http://t.co/eekTHQnQJT
A free event tomorrow evening. Safer Waitaki promise an excellent speaker. If you are parents of teenagers this... http://t.co/Fa7tNjUvJY
2 days 10 hours ago
RT @debrina101: @WDLibraries calls to mind a couple of lakes in the Waitaki District that might need a floating library/librarian!
2 days 11 hours ago
Check out the great line up of performances for Tongan Language Week next week at #OamaruLibrary! http://t.co/sVe9TtuALA
@WDLibraries calls to mind a couple of lakes in the Waitaki District that might need a floating library/librarian!
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Temperature +15.2 Deg C at Wed, Aug 27 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 40%, 1037 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
3 days 5 hours ago
Oamaru News - Cape Wanbrow now open to the public http://t.co/uHkwmtW4wi
3 days 11 hours ago
Oamaru News - Amnesty to encourage people to register dogs http://t.co/wHZ50pMmmD
Amnesty to encourage people to register dogs: Waitaki District Council is offering an amnesty to all dog owner... http://t.co/IAAOujYKDD
Cape Wanbrow now open to the public: http://t.co/pxy0g3PYK5 #OamaruMail
Amnesty to encourage people to register dogs: http://t.co/q5zgJKSEkh #OamaruMail
Temperature +11.5 Deg C at Tue, Aug 26 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 50%, 1035 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
4 days 5 hours ago
Just arrived at the Kurow Info Centre- wonderful bridge demolition poems by Year 7 and 8 students from Waitaki Valley School. A must read
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RT @news24hnzl: Strategy promotes safety and well-being in community: A Waitaki Community Safety Strategy which is to focus on... http://t.…
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Strategy promotes safety and well-being in community: A Waitaki Community Safety Strategy which is to focus on... http://t.co/V12RWoIF9D
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@mellopuffy @3rd_Gen_ a million years ago when I lived sth of the Waitaki I discovered that belgum = luncheon sausage.
4 days 22 hours ago
WAITAKI GOOD SORTS
Nominations for August have closed with around 30 nominations! Our district appears to be... http://t.co/5Jqz7F8pvw
4 days 23 hours ago
What year were u doing that at Waitaki boys @markmywords2012
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RIP Richard Attenborough. Check out some of his work in this great pictorial biography: http://t.co/MaFHTF0fij
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RT @WaitakiDC: Today (25/8/14) is the last day for first quarter rates payments before a penalty is applied. If you are paying... http://t.…
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Temperature +10.9 Deg C at Mon, Aug 25 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 58%, 1037 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
5 days 5 hours ago
Today (25/8/14) is the last day for first quarter rates payments before a penalty is applied. If you are paying... http://t.co/B2DCcIqlHq
RT @KurowVillage: It has to be said- Kurow has the best maintained and clean tollets in the Waitaki
5 days 8 hours ago
It has to be said- Kurow has the best maintained and clean tollets in the Waitaki
Saturday 29th November set as final Bridge Celebration date. A historic Waitaki event. Keep an eye on the calendar at http://t.co/JaSIc9MpSp
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Temperature +11.2 Deg C at Sun, Aug 24 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 56%, 1040 hpa http://t.co/o0gerT3okK #otematata #waitaki
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This week's pasture growth forecast for Waitaki @NZBeefLamb & @FarmaxNZ For more details, see https://t.co/4JYO4kaV3C http://t.co/eMT5jpzzyk
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Our regular Monday meeting will be held on, August 25th , 7.00pm at Waitaki Boys’ High School Learning... http://t.co/dC3h32fVUd
6 days 21 hours ago
Waitaki Boys got smashed by St Kevin's, and North Otago lost to Buller. Otago and All Blacks need to rescue this awful day.
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RT @WDLibraries: Interested in researching a NZ based topic? Check out Digital NZ for great images. Access it via our website: http://t.co/…
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RT @Otago_C_Rugby: Otago Boys:16 - Southland Boys:10 (Final)
John McGlashan:17 - Kings:8 (3rd & 4th playoff)
St Kevins:38 - Waitaki... http…
Otago Boys:16 - Southland Boys:10 (Final)
John McGlashan:17 - Kings:8 (3rd & 4th playoff)
St Kevins:38 - Waitaki... http://t.co/OwHYBaktt0
Temperature +17.4 Deg C at Sat, Aug 23 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 36%, 1039 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
7 days 5 hours ago
Interested in researching a NZ based topic? Check out Digital NZ for great images. Access it via our website: http://t.co/sVe9TtuALA
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