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.
RT @DonnaSColeman: Volunteers in Kurow provide 24 hour cover over Labour Weekend in Waitaki Valley alongside PRIME nurses. #StJohnNZ
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Waitaki District Council have a beta (test) site with a new rates information application we would like you to... http://t.co/t6ZMAu8wj4
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Temperature +14.4 Deg C at Fri, Oct 24 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 35%, 1025 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Volunteers in Kurow provide 24 hour cover over Labour Weekend in Waitaki Valley alongside PRIME nurses. #StJohnNZ
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@JudithCollinsMP Greens and Labour STOPPED the Waitaki Scheme under Helen Clark Labour, Same in Westland too. Harawira stopped Kaipara Tidal
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Away for the long weekend? Get your trailer & vehicles registered at Kurow Museum & Info Centre. #NZTA #Waitaki
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I'm at Fleur's Place in Moeraki, Waitaki https://t.co/2rVfNtQOUa
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Big police presence on roads: Southern Highway Patrol are working in conjunction with Waitaki Road Safe and wi... http://t.co/OTEMGptSPu
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RT @DonnaSColeman: @StJohnNZ Kurow's first ambulance. Celebrating 50 years of volunteering in the Waitaki this year. http://t.co/P5I9uRpvjV
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RT @WaitakiDC: Attention all planners! Waitaki District Council has an opportunity that will get your career moving.
Due to... http://t.c…
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Attention all planners! Waitaki District Council has an opportunity that will get your career moving.
Due to... http://t.co/DeT28zDjk7
Holding the fort for Carron while she is at funding training in Oamaru. Busy with museum visitors, vehicle reg & tourist enquiries #Waitaki
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RT @WaitakiDC: The Waitaki Aquatic Centre has permanent part time positions available for lifeguards to join our team. For more... http://t…
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@five15design For the skies? Home to me: spent early years in the Waitaki Valley. Still miss it.
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The Waitaki Aquatic Centre has permanent part time positions available for lifeguards to join our team. For more... http://t.co/jLNLbm1Sru
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@NZTAOS very gusty up Waitaki Valley too.
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Temperature +20.3 Deg C at Thu, Oct 23 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 29%, 1010 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Hard work pays off: WINNERS: Awards were presented at Waitaki Girls’ High School yesterday for achievement dur... http://t.co/LiikhLpape
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MT @DonnaSColeman: Generous support of St John celebrating 50 yrs volunteering in the Waitaki Thks @OstlerWines & @PasqualeWinesNZ #nzwine
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@StJohnNZ Kurow's first ambulance. Celebrating 50 years of volunteering in the Waitaki this year. http://t.co/P5I9uRpvjV
@Alps2Ocean Definitely one of my favourite spots in the Waitaki.
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Generous support of Waitaki St John celebrating 50 years volunteering in the Waitaki. Thanks @OstlerWines & @PasqualeWinesNZ #nzwine
Labour Weekend wine: @OstlerWines @ Vintners Drop Kurow #nzwine #Waitaki
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RT @WaitakiIrrigate: Bridging Waitaki Waters Community Celebration. http://t.co/92YnrCBqQl
Temperature +17.7 Deg C at Wed, Oct 22 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 47%, 1023 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Waitaki Youth Forum proves a tremendous success: A Waitaki Youth Forum took place in Oamaru on Monday as part ... http://t.co/2omHDmpxmw
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Oamaru News - Waitaki Youth Forum proves a tremendous success http://t.co/1wZLCefqF7
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Waitaki Youth Forum proves a tremendous success: http://t.co/8VpjCO8qo5 #OamaruMail
#work #hydraladder #master #apricots #newzealand #nature #fruits #thinning #waitaki #orchard @… http://t.co/G7P1bIjFUd
@GrasshopperRock I think John Forrest is experimenting with the cloth we used this year to see if it can improve flowering in Waitaki.
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Bridging Waitaki Waters Community Celebration. http://t.co/92YnrCBqQl
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Enjoying working at Kurow Museum & Info Centre, Waitaki Valley this week. Open 9.30-4 @KurowVillage
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RT @KurowVillage: Labour Weekend: Waitaki Trust Aoraki Aviemore Yacht Classic http://t.co/VIxSJ8P1nK
RT @KurowVillage: Waitaki District Council Rates rebates mtgs at Kurow Info Centre this Thurs 23rd Oct. Ph 03 433 0300 for more info.
RT @WaitakiIrrigate: The stunning Waitaki River, as captured by Caswell Images http://t.co/4FRyTodVWS
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The stunning Waitaki River, as captured by Caswell Images http://t.co/4FRyTodVWS
Waitaki launches new calcium ingredient with bone health efficacy and heart health safety http://t.co/WIjwme8fQD
Rival blue penguin colony ‘no hindrance to Oamaru’: Tourism Waitaki general manager Jason Gaskill says a blue ... http://t.co/SSMgIm6ww0
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Council works on solution for Beach Rd: The Waitaki District Council is continuing to work with the NZ Transpo... http://t.co/NLRF02P5Q8
Oamaru News - Council works on solution for Beach Rd http://t.co/7sEk9IdTtl
Council works on solution for Beach Rd: http://t.co/TIRagbg5K7 #OamaruMail
Temperature +14.5 Deg C at Mon, Oct 20 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 41%, 1014 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Waitaki District Council Rates rebates mtgs at Kurow Info Centre this Thurs 23rd Oct. Ph 03 433 0300 for more info.
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Labour Weekend: Waitaki Trust Aoraki Aviemore Yacht Classic http://t.co/VIxSJ8P1nK
RT @DonnaSColeman: Great to see @aorakipoly offering computer classes in Kurow Waitaki Valley. http://t.co/6oolsGAPWG
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And we're ready for another week in the #Waitaki Valley #NZTA registrations, museum, internet access & tourist info #Kurow
RT @IndigenousNZC: Yah - Ostler Wines Cellar Door is open from Labour Weekend. If you are in the Waitaki Valley - swing in!! http://t.co/h…
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Palmerston celebrates 150 years: Waitaki District deputy mayor Hugh Perkins acknowledged the efforts of politi... http://t.co/eho3o2r40t
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Oamaru News - Albion, Waitaki Boys’ and Valley take wins http://t.co/sF6pl0CQBC
Albion, Waitaki Boys' and Valley take wins: http://t.co/a5xxnJ1pOU #OamaruMail
Tomando algo con aita en el #waitaki
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RT @WaitakiIrrigate: Awesome Waitaki Take a Kid Fishing Day today - major sponsors Lower Waitaki Irrigators. Thanks to Mark and Sonya... ht…
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@AbuckAnne But what I need to know before signing up is if Waitaki District Libraries is available on it 😄
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Awesome Waitaki Take a Kid Fishing Day today - major sponsors Lower Waitaki Irrigators. Thanks to Mark and Sonya... http://t.co/mt1YXiS0vC
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Temperature +16.2 Deg C at Sun, Oct 19 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 39%, 1024 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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RT @abcviajes_com: #Waitaki, disfruta de las vistas más impresionantes - http://t.co/ubW7f5mxpa @NuevaZelandaNet #turismo #guía #viajar
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Working bee at Kurow Island tomorrow @ 10am. #Waitaki
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Temperature +9.3 Deg C at Sat, Oct 18 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 83%, 1024 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Just posted a photo @ Waitaki Recreation Centre http://t.co/SRREKLOHfw
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Yah - Ostler Wines Cellar Door is open from Labour Weekend. If you are in the Waitaki Valley - swing in!! http://t.co/hVUYUjyrk9
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Firefighters to hold fundraising event: The Waitaki Rural Fire Force is holding its annual trail ride fundrais... http://t.co/xrbJ9jET1s
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Council HQ gets tick of approval: A second assessment of the main Waitaki District Council building in Thames ... http://t.co/uVoarH92Jj
Oamaru News - Council HQ gets tick of approval http://t.co/2hGoqYwMXV
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Oamaru News - Council proposal worries park owners http://t.co/zec7b8ScwD
Council HQ gets tick of approval: http://t.co/KvsGTUASia #OamaruMail
Council proposal worries park owners: http://t.co/S4DCF7zwmi #OamaruMail
RT @WaitakiDC: Interested in Gambling? Last chance to comment on 'pokies' and gambling venues Waitaki. Go to... http://t.co/5RdKYlEZ2c
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