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.
Congrats to Waitaki Basketball Academy member Max de Geest for making it to the next New Zealand Un 16 Basketball... http://t.co/bd3As1Bwih
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RT @TourismWaitaki: New Waitaki District guides out now! Get your copy now at the @OamaruiSITE #Waitaki #Oamaru http://t.co/2elusnVTaF
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Dragon Bones #nzwine label for minerally @lonehillwine 2013 PGris & Riesl @WaitakiWines made by Dean Shaw http://t.co/l30ik4eWqt
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Temperature +22.4 Deg C at Wed, Dec 17 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 43%, 1012 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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New Waitaki District guides out now! Get your copy now at the @OamaruiSITE #Waitaki #Oamaru http://t.co/2elusnVTaF
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RT @KurowVillage: Christmas church services, Kurow Library opening hours, Council contact, Waitaki refuse collection etc on http://t.co/1XP…
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Waitaki households living in poverty: A recent study shows that 9 percent of children under 14 in the Waitaki ... http://t.co/rUIRi0sGk8
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Oamaru News - Waitaki households living in poverty http://t.co/WZ5y6vnXFY
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Waitaki households living in poverty: http://t.co/4s9BJx1JhA #OamaruMail
new Waitaki cultural website http://t.co/2csPACLOo0
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Temperature +27.9 Deg C at Tue, Dec 16 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 29%, 1019 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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Helpful information for anyone wishing to visit the penguins in the Waitaki District. http://t.co/1MGSwI3AHq
RT @DonnaSColeman: Waitaki Valley School & Community pool is 26 degrees in 25m pool & 28 in smaller one. Get keys from @KurowVillage
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RT @artisanfoodsnz: On next week: Kurow Festival Market Day: An amazing day showcasing the Waitaki Valley with stalls, music and l... http:…
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That Xmas feeling x Waitaki district you rock. http://t.co/w8hy5An0CB
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Waitaki Valley Singers at St Alban's Kurow this Friday 7pm. #BeautifulVoices http://t.co/xhV54YyIHR
Taking it to the streets! Tourism Waitaki team strolling through Oamaru's historic precinct. Tourism Waitaki is... http://t.co/TIKfebuHE2
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Waitaki Valley School & Community pool is 26 degrees in 25m pool & 28 in smaller one. Get keys from @KurowVillage
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Temperature +27.7 Deg C at Mon, Dec 15 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 29%, 1018 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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Not a happy camper about caravan thefts - Campers around the Waitaki lakes who leave gear where it can be easily... http://t.co/E8NEVimpMj
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News: Lower Waitaki Zone Committee focuses on water quality limits http://t.co/tf0KH21G4Y
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Lower Waitaki Zone Committee focuses on water quality limits: The Lower Waitaki – South Coastal Canterbury Zone… http://t.co/dLlTAwNd0w
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RT @AaronJMeikle: This week's pasture growth forecast, Waitaki district. @NZBeefLamb @FarmaxNZ For more, see https://t.co/4JYO4kswbG http:/…
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This week's pasture growth forecast, Waitaki district. @NZBeefLamb @FarmaxNZ For more, see https://t.co/4JYO4kswbG http://t.co/fggKcRCqOa
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RT @ECan: Agenda/minutes: Upper Waitaki Zone Committee Meeting 19 December 2014: Location: Mackenzie Country Inn, Twizel http://t.co/YKvxUQ…
Agenda/minutes: Upper Waitaki Zone Committee Meeting 19 December 2014: Location: Mackenzie Country Inn, Twizel http://t.co/YKvxUQEkUm
On next week: Kurow Festival Market Day: An amazing day showcasing the Waitaki Valley with stalls, music and l... http://t.co/IAr0pgjIj2
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I'm at waitaki river in Glenavy, Otago https://t.co/vwsctSsIGw
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RT @penybrynlodge: Explore Waitaki App Released! http://t.co/N9coduUIS9
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Temperature +23.7 Deg C at Sun, Dec 14 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 31%, 1019 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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Temperature +19.8 Deg C at Sat, Dec 13 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 27%, 1020 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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BRAND-NEW #android #app : Explore Waitaki | This app makes a visit to the... http://t.co/41cNFIHxam http://t.co/ZZnvpN3ptq
Explore Waitaki App Released! http://t.co/N9coduUIS9
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Explore Waitaki App Released! http://t.co/BtWyZcU03U
Explore Waitaki - Android Apps on Google Play http://t.co/wHCoI8fytI
Explore Waitaki - Android Apps on Google Play http://t.co/1c4I5yMgft
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The winner of the round of Waitaki Camembert is...Kellie Darling! Congratulations Kellie. Enjoy your cheese! http://t.co/MzQK0NOzGd
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I posted 11 photos on Facebook in the album "Waitaki Hydro Lakes" http://t.co/uKcJlgwRVN
Beautiful scenery near Benmore Dam in the Waitaki Valley, with gorgeous blue skies today! http://t.co/XCfMjJANsV
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Temperature +21.2 Deg C at Fri, Dec 12 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 38%, 1013 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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RT @ECan: Agenda/minutes: Lower Waitaki South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee Meeting 17 December 2014: Location: Waim... http://t.co/Yxo…
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Agenda/minutes: Lower Waitaki South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee Meeting 17 December 2014: Location: Waim... http://t.co/YxoVZlZWoP
Have been enjoying chatting to Ian from Radio New Zealand about the wonderful Waitaki Valley. What a lovely gentleman. He is loving Waitaki
#Water bylaw needed - #Waitaki #District - http://t.co/4fzK3PDrGa via http://t.co/LfYcNhksq6
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Temperature +18.2 Deg C at Thu, Dec 11 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 37%, 1014 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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Christmas church services, Kurow Library opening hours, Council contact, Waitaki refuse collection etc on http://t.co/1XP2VLjqQv
Lots of events coming up in December in the Waitaki Valley http://t.co/nXnmtHpLjN
Talented Waitaki player chosen for NZ side.
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Waitaki Rod & Gun Club AGM tonight at 7.30 pm. Hayes Road, Hakataramea Valley
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Kurow's Christmas Edition of the Bugle is online now http://t.co/DJ1eZzFW52 #waitaki #news #events
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Day 4 - Waitaki Basketball Academy coaches visit to the New Zealand Breakers. Game Day!! #mikavikona250th #topoftableclash
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Talented Waitaki player chosen for NZ side http://t.co/HzOHG8YfwT #lawnbowls
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