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.
@DavidClarkNZ overall Otago/Southland strong results 65.4% NO in Waitaki & 61.6%in C/S. Respectable turnouts givn PM's mssge he will ignore
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Most motivated areas - Otaki, Dunedin South, West Coast-Tasman, Coromandel, Waitaki. All with about 51-52% voter turnout.
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RT @NO_Museum: There's still time to complete the Waitaki District Council customer service survey https://t.co/3UTw7SjSK0 #gigatownoamaru
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RT @WDLibraries: Make sure you check out the Waitaki District Libraries website for all our Christmas & New Year hours http://t.co/sVe9TtuA…
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RT @TourismWaitaki: Need info on our Chinese Visitors to #gigatownoamaru and #Waitaki - head to this website http://t.co/1xBpMAs2bz
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Need info on our Chinese Visitors to #gigatownoamaru and #Waitaki - head to this website http://t.co/1xBpMAs2bz
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Make sure you check out the Waitaki District Libraries website for all our Christmas & New Year hours http://t.co/sVe9TtuALA #gigatownoamaru
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RT @KiwiCoastguard: ECan will patrol at lakes Tekapo, Ohau, Ruataniwha, and popular Waitaki lakeside spots from this weekend. http://t.co/1…
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RT @ECan: Agenda/minutes: Lower Waitaki Zone Committee meeting 18 December 2013: Venue: Waimate District Council Chambers http://t.co/fWjJx…
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Agenda/minutes: Lower Waitaki Zone Committee meeting 18 December 2013: Venue: Waimate District Council Chambers http://t.co/fWjJxrDkbf
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ECan will patrol at lakes Tekapo, Ohau, Ruataniwha, and popular Waitaki lakeside spots from this weekend. http://t.co/13zw93zMxm
RT @OamaruTrust: @gigatownoamaru Awesome work by the Waitaki District Youth Council in #gigatownoamaru
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#Waitaki, disfruta de las vistas más impresionantes - http://t.co/UkgvealLFh #NuevaZelanda #guía #turismo
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This fortnight's Waitaki Link is now online:... http://t.co/8ViYwKxd3M
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Food at Kurow Waitaki Valley http://t.co/Wg5PSZcSzv
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Last Council meeting for 2013:
The agenda for Council's last meeting for the year is now on the website:... http://t.co/zAKU2RDIfY
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Temperature +24 Deg C at Thu, Dec 12 2013, 03:00 PM, Humidity 32%, 1008 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Action right now at Waitaki Valley School Chritmas Production! #merrychristmas http://t.co/SuDVcAKm8z
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@gigatownoamaru Awesome work by the Waitaki District Youth Council in #gigatownoamaru
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Visitors to the Waitaki Valley check out http://t.co/nw2gtzIwwV for info on doctor, rubbish dump etc
RT @WDLibraries: Don't forget to check out our website to browse books, make lists, check your reading history & more! http://t.co/Im1VjOOV…
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Don't forget to check out our website to browse books, make lists, check your reading history & more! http://t.co/Im1VjOOV1o #gigatownoam
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Temperature +27.6 Deg C at Wed, Dec 11 2013, 03:00 PM, Humidity 29%, 1012 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Fantastic experience horse rides through the Waitaki Valley with Peter Reid ! http://t.co/nLucZDU9EI
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Safe driving and enjoy your stay in the Waitaki Valley. http://t.co/mdx4nbZZt0
RT @OamMail: CItizens' efforts recognised http://t.co/0fk5ndFnsf #OamaruMail #gigatownoamaru
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Oamaru News - Citizens’ efforts recognised http://t.co/kFH74Xcusu
RT @WDLibraries: Need a book but don't know where to start? Check out our tag cloud for ideas http://t.co/3HJbhshjy7 #gigatownoamaru
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mufti day today and my friends thought they should wear the Waitaki Boys High uniform we go to Waitaki Girls http://t.co/MaVEU7sOy9
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Temperature +22.6 Deg C at Tue, Dec 10 2013, 03:00 PM, Humidity 43%, 1015 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Need a book but don't know where to start? Check out our tag cloud for ideas http://t.co/3HJbhshjy7 #gigatownoamaru
Happy Holidays from Tourism Waitaki! http://t.co/4dlCbR1RaO
Tourism Waitaki GM Jason Gaskill enjoying the A2O trail along the Lake Ohau foreshore. http://t.co/6mSrnqPXnY
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RT @OamMail: Fire Service monitors region http://t.co/MEWc8uDO7V #gigatownoamaru #OamaruMail
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In other news, I crossed the Waitaki river, the border of Canterbury and Otago, as @JeremyElwood played "Sweet Home Alabama" on RNZ.
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Temperature +20 Deg C at Mon, Dec 09 2013, 03:00 PM, Humidity 41%, 1013 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Fire Service monitors region http://t.co/MEWc8uDO7V #gigatownoamaru #OamaruMail
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Oamaru News - Fire service monitors region http://t.co/UnsfluJUZQ
RT @NO_Museum: Help us improve customer service at the Waitaki District Council by completing this survey https://t.co/3UTw7SjSK0 #gigatown…
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Temperature +16.2 Deg C at Sun, Dec 08 2013, 03:00 PM, Humidity 59%, 1005 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Thanks to the Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury for a grant that will enable the Waitaki Multicultural... http://t.co/jtPImbqbEK
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Thanks to the Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury for a grant that will enable the Waitaki Multicultural... http://t.co/yRczGZkmcC
Temperature +20.6 Deg C at Sat, Dec 07 2013, 03:00 PM, Humidity 32%, 1001 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Another beautiful day up the Waitaki Valley.
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RT @TourismWaitaki: Happy Friday #gigatownoamaru and #Waitaki
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RT @OamMail: Options considered for coastal road http://t.co/0CxYJXuSz9 #OamaruMail #gigatownoamaru
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Temperature +26.8 Deg C at Fri, Dec 06 2013, 03:00 PM, Humidity 31%, 1004 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Gorgeous gift baskets available Kurow Winery, Waitaki. Great customer service thanks Lucy!
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First new Waitaki bridge scheduled to open within four months - http://t.co/ic8AS8KzUO
Happy Friday #gigatownoamaru and #Waitaki
RT @sheila181294: Buena cena en el #Waitaki con @endikachamosa25 y @datendikaomg
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Buena cena en el #Waitaki con @endikachamosa25 y @datendikaomg
Options considered for coastal road http://t.co/0CxYJXuSz9 #OamaruMail #gigatownoamaru
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Oamaru News - Options considered for coastal road http://t.co/6XHytqXWe8
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