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.
@DilbyJones Some overlooked(?) wines that showed well: Kusuda 2009, @villamaria_wine 2012 Seddon, Forrest 2011 Waitaki Valley #WEtastes
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Oamaru News - Waitaki firefighters kept busy http://t.co/oz4hUEznMa
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Waitaki firefighters kept busy: http://t.co/GQRVA8ujQt #OamaruMail
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Temperature +27.7 Deg C at Thu, Jan 29 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 39%, 1019 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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Heading to Oamaru soon for a Safer Waitaki Coalition meeting. Volunteers doing a wonderful job of keeping the Waitaki a great place to live.
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RT @penybrynlodge: Some of the beautiful scenery in the Waitaki Lakes area near #Oamaru. @ Lake Benmore http://t.co/lEbzpa3rbB" target="_blank">http://t.co/lEbzpa3rbB http://t.co/…
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Wallaby unsuccessful in attempt to make it to Kurow shops via new Kurow Bridge over Waitaki. #roadkill
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The historic Waitaki District Council building and the WW1... @ Waitaki District Council http://t.co/o0Jy30AlrO http://t.co/ScJ13Sr1Ly
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Some of the beautiful scenery in the Waitaki Lakes area near #Oamaru. @ Lake Benmore http://t.co/lEbzpa3rbB http://t.co/N7j0xZPQuU
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RT @winenoter: Happy for Waitaki #nzwine district as @PasqualeWinesNZ recommences production: 2012 Whites & 2011 PNoir tasted http://t.co/V…
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RT @KurowVillage: Helping a tourist whose rental car has broken down. It is hard getting people in Auckland to comprehend Kurow and the Wai…
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Temperature +25.2 Deg C at Wed, Jan 28 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 39%, 1019 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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The Waitaki Valley is home to NZ's newest wine appellation, which produces... @ Kurow http://t.co/VzoNe9kCgR http://t.co/DFkFHGYwLe
Helping a tourist whose rental car has broken down. It is hard getting people in Auckland to comprehend Kurow and the Waitaki Valley
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Happy for Waitaki #nzwine district as @PasqualeWinesNZ recommences production: 2012 Whites & 2011 PNoir tasted http://t.co/VH7dOJeSD4
Power outage for ten minutes now resolved in Kurow Township. Pleased the fire siren remained silent. Fire is such a worry in our dry Waitaki
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RT @100chch: On a charge of dynamiting fish in the Waitaki river, Edward Dormer was fined £5 and costs £3. http://t.co/MBEnBmpEdW
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Temperature +28.8 Deg C at Mon, Jan 26 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 19%, 1016 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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On a charge of dynamiting fish in the Waitaki river, Edward Dormer was fined £5 and costs £3. http://t.co/MBEnBmpEdW
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Temperature +27.2 Deg C at Sun, Jan 25 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 32%, 1023 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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Temperature +27.2 Deg C at Sat, Jan 24 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 33%, 1023 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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Clifford gone wandering. On wedding duties up the Waitaki Valley #damnhot
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Temperature +29.2 Deg C at Fri, Jan 23 2015, 03:00 PM, Humidity 25%, 1023 hpa http://t.co/xWJUZBp4sY #otematata #waitaki
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