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.
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.
Temperature +7.5 Deg C at Sun, May 24 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 45%, 1002 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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@cpslieker You should try the Waitaki Braids Pinot.....delicious
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PLAY MORE EVERYDAY | Tourism in the Waitaki District, NZ: http://t.co/2N2I6jfNEO via @YouTube
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@paultudor @HomeOfCricket Not had any of the Waitaki stuff. I should give Canty another try. What's the pick of the Waipara do you think?
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@DrYobbo @HomeOfCricket you will perhaps not like Waitaki Valley then either, but technically it is "Otago"
@HomeOfCricket or perhaps Otago - since Baz plays for @OtagoVolts but rather than Central, why not Waitaki Valley instead?
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RT @vanzijlp: Waitaki Girls High at @WaitakiDC @WDLibraries celebrating NZ Music Month http://t.co/WzWvcJGpAY
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Waitaki Girls High at @WaitakiDC @WDLibraries celebrating NZ Music Month http://t.co/WzWvcJGpAY
RT @DonnaSColeman: It was a fantastic day at Waitaki Valley School with the rural schools' technology challenge day. #ThinkingOutsideTheSqu…
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It was a fantastic day at Waitaki Valley School with the rural schools' technology challenge day. #ThinkingOutsideTheSquare
One of New Zealand's Wild Rivers - the Lower Waitaki River - and the people fighting for it need your support.... http://t.co/f6yfRls2lw
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At Waitaki Girls High careers expo http://t.co/pBIHJdn2rx
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This is where we live not too far from Central Otago and Waitaki wine regions, NZ.... http://t.co/6BkpRw47Us
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Temperature +17.5 Deg C at Thu, May 21 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 34%, 1006 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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Oamaru kawasan di Waitaki, New Zealand, sebagian besar bangunannya terbuat dari batu kapur.
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Environment Canterbury Commissioners accept Waitaki water quality recommendations: The community recommendations… http://t.co/b7kPLd8nhS
Does your 0-2 year old love music and dancing? Come along to Wriggle & Rhyme, Fridays, 10:30am, Oamaru Opera House http://t.co/4aufeQkGk6
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If you want to keep up to date with the latest library events, check out our beautiful new website! http://t.co/VCk9WQSk75
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Temperature +10.9 Deg C at Wed, May 20 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 54%, 1021 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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RT @StuartFreeman1: Spotted at #TRENZ2015 Mel Wong, Christchurch Airport; Kelly Currie, Tourism Waitaki https://t.co/zfshGmd5hI
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Spotted at #TRENZ2015 Mel Wong, Christchurch Airport; Kelly Currie, Tourism Waitaki https://t.co/zfshGmd5hI
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Call for donations to help some fellow nobodies save the mighty Waitaki River!
Environment Canterbury is... http://t.co/iTP2kOvsI1
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RT @WDLibraries: Check out our new blog all about our first Reading with Willow sessions! http://t.co/7JPBGOC5XR #OamaruLibrary
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RT @aorakipoly: A new website has been created for the Waitaki Region, aimed at Job Seekers and Employers... http://t.co/X6ngZNWGfA
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Check out our new blog all about our first Reading with Willow sessions! http://t.co/7JPBGOC5XR #OamaruLibrary
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To celebrate #NZMusicMonth #OamaruLibrary is hosting some awesome concerts: check out the list here: http://t.co/1x21jeDGa3
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Oamaru News - WDC lay out $50k for Moeraki http://t.co/jplj7ROmDS
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WDC lay out $50k for Moeraki: http://t.co/zrAAufdL9G #OamaruMail
Check out the recap of our latest #NZMusicMonth performance! http://t.co/d40wrb67zr
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Temperature +16.9 Deg C at Mon, May 18 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 34%, 1017 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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A new website has been created for the Waitaki Region, aimed at Job Seekers and Employers... http://t.co/X6ngZNWGfA
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Temperature +15.7 Deg C at Sun, May 17 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 39%, 1024 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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@FoxyLustyGrover it was pretty good too, in the Waitaki Valley
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Journey Shot The Waitaki Valley Onward Your Travels South By As new Zealand...sCM
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Waitaki Valley School Quiz Night Friday 26 June - keep it free. http://t.co/Ruopf7XXQJ
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RT @DTNNewZealand: DTN New Zealand: Kia ora: Omarama: Where is it? In the Waitaki District at the southern end of the Mackenzie ... http:/…
Watch Lincoln graduate Lisa Anderson (BAGSCI) and her husband discuss their Waitaki Valley sheep farm. https://t.co/r5hjSOO6a6
-SOUTHERN WIDE REAL ESTATE PREMIER SCHOOLS RESULTS-
John McGlashan:33 - St Kevins:12
Waitaki Boys:27 -... http://t.co/kT8rWMvrAu
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Temperature +15.6 Deg C at Sat, May 16 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 36%, 1018 hpa http://t.co/o0gerSLMWa #otematata #waitaki
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Congrats to both Waitaki Boys' & Waitaki Girls' High School's teams for winning the annual championships on Tuesday! http://t.co/kN2TmakzxW
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