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.
@RobGMacnab I agree, no one on the Waitaki river would get away with fishing on the river without a license - what about other NZ rivers?
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2 tonnes has been shaped sanded and finished by Fenella. someone asked if I was the model WTF? Waitaki sunset..... http://t.co/oERIyn245S
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Autumn colour is happening around the new Waitaki bridges at Kurow #A2O #Kurow #waitakibridges… https://t.co/0KyKQqiLDX
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Temperature +23.7 Deg C at Wed, Apr 01 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 33%, 1029 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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Attended a fantastic SafeTalk with Greg and Robyn from SF Central Otago. So very impressed. And such lovely people. Getting a safer Waitaki
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15:01 via @mugo75 @alvinmwema @mistersitati key locations Jogoo rd, Msa rd, Ngong rd, Waitaki way Juja rd. Relsing them frm tao its disaster
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@alvinmwema @KenyanTraffic @mistersitati key locations Jogoo rd, Msa rd, Ngong rd, Waitaki way Juja rd. Releasing them from tao its disaster
Temperature +20.3 Deg C at Tue, Mar 31 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 46%, 1024 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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This week's pasture growth forecast, Waitaki District @NZBeefLamb @FarmaxNZ For more, see: https://t.co/4JYO4kaV3C http://t.co/x9rVyVyfea
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Congrats to our Waitaki Basketball Academy members who were part of the North Otago Un 17 team that went... http://t.co/Z3FMhvIDy7
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Record number of migrants attracted to Waitaki district | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island,
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This Pinot Noir is located in the young wine region Waitak... Wine from Earth Keepers via @Vivino app: http://t.co/H33edE1B6k
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RT @LP_Travel_news: Record number of migrants attracted to Waitaki district http://t.co/axb3sEL5eb #LonelyPlanet
RT @KurowVillage: The Kurow Information Centre has been repainted and looks very sharp. Do call in and see us when you are in the Waitaki.
Temperature +22.4 Deg C at Sun, Mar 29 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 34%, 1008 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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RT @BattChap: Meridian Energy Waitaki control room. Built 1934. What an amazing piece of Engineering. http://t.co/OBGSjxEQKV
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Warming up with the Waitaki Recreation Centre for the final few hours of Relay 2015
RT @winenoter: #nzwine of Week: creamy @wairauriver Res Marlb Chard'12 & elegant @OstlerWines Carolines Waitaki PNoir'11 http://t.co/s0dVvb…
Temperature +22.2 Deg C at Sat, Mar 28 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 48%, 1014 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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Record number of migrants attracted to Waitaki district http://t.co/axb3sEL5eb #LonelyPlanet
Meridian Energy Waitaki control room. Built 1934. What an amazing piece of Engineering. http://t.co/OBGSjxEQKV
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Nutrient leaching into Waitaki rivers from Mackenzie country dairyiny is imminent - Retiring Fish & Game officer http://t.co/crEIzi2uuv
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Temperature +22 Deg C at Fri, Mar 27 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 44%, 1021 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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@helson1234 Waitaki. 2 power stations down from Benmore. So you were close
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Dairying is fouling our rivers - Hughes: Nutrient leaching into the Waitaki rivers from Mackenzie dairying is ... http://t.co/q5w5TjBXW6
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Temperature +23.1 Deg C at Thu, Mar 26 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 42%, 1022 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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