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.
Annie’s Victorian Tea Rooms a hidden gem in Oamaru; “living history experience” with scones – Jakarta Globe http://t.co/B074Zzhb4H
1 day 1 hour ago
RT @RoadSafety_CO: Danseys Pass closed on the Waitaki side due to a slip.Visitors can still drive into the Danseys Pass Coach Inn from Ranfurly side.
1 day 15 hours ago
Danseys Pass closed on the Waitaki side due to a slip.Visitors can still drive into the Danseys Pass Coach Inn from Ranfurly side.
1 day 18 hours ago
Waitaki: Jardine Rd, Papakaio. Closed, flooding, heavy rain http://t.co/DkaECdrC7F via @AA_Traffic
Waitaki: Island Cliff-Duntroon Rd, Tokarahi. Closed, flooding, heavy rain http://t.co/Ky6HpPjQe8 via @AA_Traffic
Phew - last waitaki ferment is bubbling away . I think i'll retire for some buckwheat tea like @vino_freakism
RT @oteholidaypark: @Rebecca___Ryan Thanks 4 following us. Will b launching fishing and sightseeing charters on Waitaki Lakes soon! http://t.co/9wZx15jRGN
1 day 23 hours ago
RT @DonnaSColeman: Smallbore rifle shooting starts tonight in Kurow at Hall on Gordon St at 7.30 pm. #Waitaki
2 days 25 seconds ago
Smallbore rifle shooting starts tonight in Kurow at Hall on Gordon St at 7.30 pm. #Waitaki
2 days 54 seconds ago
@kana23g トリップではないねん、笑サッカーするだけやでーー‼ だから、ただバス乗ってWaitaki girls high行って試合ー。して他の冬のスポーツ見て... みたいな
2 days 14 hours ago
Vineyards anticipate more success
http://t.co/BZHpPcIb6o Waitaki Valley
@Rebecca___Ryan Thanks 4 following us. Will b launching fishing and sightseeing charters on Waitaki Lakes soon! http://t.co/9wZx15jRGN
3 days 21 seconds ago
Video Update: Jacqui Dean, MP for Waitaki 15-05-2013 http://t.co/s2fJeBFttF
3 days 8 hours ago
@RunaHagimoto 今日じゃなくて明日行くねんー( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉけど、Waitaki girls high ってとこに冬のスポーツを学校でやってるレギュラーの人は行けて、そこで試合？するー‼ Waitaki exchange ってやつーだから、会われへん(T_T)
3 days 13 hours ago
****New Waitaki Bridges Update*****: http://t.co/PVgO282BBm
3 days 18 hours ago
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