The Waitaki district has some of the best cuisine in the country with award winning restaurants and producers combined with some of the freshest produce straight from the garden or sea. With a focus on quality and providing an authentic Waitaki experience in dining you will need a week to get around the food and wine delights the region has to offer.
Riverstone Kitchen was awarded the Cuisine New Zealand Restaurant of the Year in 2010 and it is easy to see why. With a focus on fresh quality produce Riverstone is a must visit restaurant in Waitaki.
The Cuisine Champions of Cheese Awards presented Whitestone Cheese with the most awards of any brand entered in 2011. Take a self guided tour of the factory before sampling a platter of award winning cheese.
When British television chef and restaurateur Rick Stein was told he could choose to go anywhere in the world to write a travel article for English newspaper the Daily Mail, he chose Fleurs Place in Moeraki, New Zealand. Situated at Moeraki, Fleur’s speciality is fresh fish straight off the boats.
With its stunning location situated at the entrance to Oamaru’s historic harbour, Portside enjoys a fantastic vista stretching from town, past the local fishing fleet out across the Pacific Ocean. Relax on the deck for lunch, dinner or for a platter and some drinks.
Fleur Sullivan has just opened a new restaurant in Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct which is focused around slow cooked heritage food and banqueting.
Totara Lowlands offers a wonderful homemade selection of jams, chutneys, sauces, dessert toppings alongside hazlenuts, dukkah, hazelnut oil and seasonal cherries and berries.
One of the oldest restaurants in New Zealand, the Star and Garter provides lovely home cooked meals, lunch specials and a unique part of Oamaru’s history.
Birdlands Wine Bar opened in 2010 in the Victorian Precinct in Oamaru and offers a range of local and national wines, wine tastings and platter food to enjoy.
Kurow Winery produces a range of award winning wines produced in one of the cleanest and most beautiful areas of New Zealand. With a cellar door, wine tastings and platter lunches available, Kurow Winery is a must visit in the Valley.
Situated in the Old Post office in Kurow, Vintners Drop is a regional wine tasting room where you can sample wines from all over the Valley.
Opening in September 2011 beside the Victorian Precinct, the Oamaru Farmers Market will showcase a range of fresh, natural produce straight from the garden or sea.
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Have your say on local water quality: The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee is inviting community members to attend... http://t.co/5OnTDIO1Qx
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Quiz night fundraiser proves successful: The Waitaki Autism Trust’s Quiz Night at North Star on Monday night w... http://t.co/lDRIKXk1kr
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Network Waitaki chair receives award: http://t.co/LjLFUsbdl2 #OamaruMail
RT @IoDNZ: And the Otago Southland Aspiring Director Award goes to... Clare Kearney! Congratulations. http://t.co/8qA6AQZhmR
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RT @ShaunLJHooker: Waitaki River mouth looking stunning this morning! #lovethewaitaki http://t.co/Cw9CYilikV
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And the Otago Southland Aspiring Director Award goes to... Clare Kearney! Congratulations. http://t.co/8qA6AQZhmR
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RT @OamMail: Waitaki Boys' downed by OBHS: http://t.co/kRNj5BOwY4 #OamaruMail
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Waitaki Valley Year 7 & 8 pupils ski 6 Fridays this term. #lucky #OutdoorEducation
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Temperature +13.5 Deg C at Wed, Jul 23 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 42%, 1014 hpa http://t.co/sn6C2jIVad #otematata #waitaki
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Upper Waitaki: Have your say on local water quality: The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee is inviting community me... http://t.co/0sMEf3Zayx
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Waitaki council considers coastal road: While coastal erosion is an issue in the Waitaki district, the Waitaki... http://t.co/MhWVQnT75t
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RT @DonnaSColeman: Waitaki St John Area Committee organising 50th anniversary celebrations this year @ Kurow
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Temperature +10.8 Deg C at Tue, Jul 22 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 41%, 1016 hpa http://t.co/sn6C2jIVad #otematata #waitaki
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Waitaki St John Area Committee organising 50th anniversary celebrations this year @ Kurow
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RT @WDLibraries: If your community group is looking for funding, check out Fundview database, available for use at #OamaruLibrary http://t.…
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Seven schools now in NZ film final: All seven Waitaki schools that competed in a movie-making competition have... http://t.co/ewA8iIZLrM
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Applications are now open for the Creative Communities Scheme... http://t.c…
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Looking for funding for your community project?
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Temperature +5.3 Deg C at Sun, Jul 20 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 82%, 1009 hpa http://t.co/sn6C2jIVad #otematata #waitaki
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This week's pasture growth forecast for Waitaki, from @NZBeefLamb @FarmaxNZ More detail at https://t.co/4JYO4jTS1C http://t.co/o6XoccDW8V
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Painting Waitaki Red on a blue day! More red and a betterNZ to come. http://t.co/pt6Bch5dwO
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Our regular Monday meeting will be held on, July 21st , 7.00pm at Waitaki Boys’ High School... http://t.co/LK9B3kg2rC
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