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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RT @WDLibraries: Come along and support local #gigatownoam author & artist Trish Shirley as she launches her new book! May 6th @ 6pm http:…
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Come along and support local #gigatownoam author & artist Trish Shirley as she launches her new book! May 6th @ 6pm http://t.co/k243d9JfKU
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#Dunedin, #Waitaki & #Auckland working together in response to proposed Govt changes to earthquake building rules - http://t.co/46m4Yog6gQ
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Temperature +12.5 Deg C at Tue, Apr 22 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 59%, 1025 hpa http://t.co/sn6C2jIVad #otematata #waitaki
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Looking forward to exploring #Oamaru and #Waitaki district this weekend :) @PureNewZealand @OamaruiSITE
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A Windows Phone version of the Waitaki Roads app can be found at:
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Download the Waitaki Roads app for Android before the next weather event:
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Today is the last day to make your submission on the Draft Annual Plan 2014/15... http://t.co/d563C538ul
RT @WaitakiDC: For an update on which roads are still closed visit:... http://t.co/YdAgAyW3sE
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For an update on which roads are still closed visit:... http://t.co/YdAgAyW3sE
A Tour of Waitaki - A Tour of Waitaki - http://t.co/kTo5ETd6GH... #travel http://t.co/UOPOVdrluw
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@nzyoungnats and of coruse in 2012 http://t.co/gIEgFi8KOD ....
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Temperature +20.5 Deg C at Mon, Apr 21 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 29%, 1012 hpa http://t.co/sn6C2jIVad #otematata #waitaki
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RT @JacquiDeanMP: Traffic jam up the Waitaki Valley. It's a #gigatownoamaru beautiful morning. http://t.co/bFvdHlWeln
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RT @Rebecca___Ryan: Love a drive up the Waitaki Valley! #kurowbound #gigatownoamaru http://t.co/rWALBlSJDH
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Latest forecast pasture growth rates for Waitaki District from @nzbeeflamb & @FarmaxNZ. More: https://t.co/4JYO4jTS1C http://t.co/MZFc99gLJ3
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Temperature +24.3 Deg C at Sun, Apr 20 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 32%, 1001 hpa http://t.co/sn6C2jIVad #otematata #waitaki
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Special treat at Short Black cafe #gigatownoamaru #cappuccino #cafetreat #nicecoffe #Waitaki http://t.co/FBg30O3TIu
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@RachelRayner too far north, try south of the Waitaki river
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Temperature +22.1 Deg C at Sat, Apr 19 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 51%, 1002 hpa http://t.co/sn6C2jIVad #otematata #waitaki
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The Waitaki EOC has now closed. All welfare centres are also closed .
The CDEM office has reverted to the... http://t.co/z6H8ByRDp6
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#gigatownoamaru thank you Rodger McGaw for providing the link. http://t.co/1ceTcePeFv
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Waitaki weather http://t.co/5mwnNkcMrd
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The Waitaki EOC was activated at 1230 hours this afternoon owing to the flooding , very high river levels and... http://t.co/alICHlYiqd
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RT @steampunkHQ: #2 MUST See in Waitaki! http://t.co/AEydqF1wUS If you haven't been to see us yet Your missing out! Open over Easter 10-5pm…
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@LivvyBollington waitaki boys high school then they have penguins in the town called oamaru
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I'm so not in work mode after just one day off. Saw a @nzpolice release talking about Waikato. Automatically thought Waitaki.
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Waitaki District Council's free phone 0800 108 081 can now be called from any land-line in NZ. Previously it was... http://t.co/c9kg1E0f2o
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Sad to lose Palmerston and other great communities in the boundary change for the amazing Waitaki Electorate.
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School holidays are fast approaching & we're offering some fantastic programmes like creating inky creatures! http://t.co/Qe6xnijxWk
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#2 MUST See in Waitaki! http://t.co/AEydqF1wUS If you haven't been to see us yet Your missing out! Open over Easter 10-5pm #itstheplacetobe
Retirement village after tick of approval: http://t.co/R0GamGPyFZ #OamaruMail
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