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.
#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.
1 day 14 hours ago
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
1 day 16 hours ago
Sad to lose Palmerston and other great communities in the boundary change for the amazing Waitaki Electorate.
1 day 17 hours ago
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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RT @Rebecca___Ryan: Love a drive up the Waitaki Valley! #kurowbound #gigatownoamaru http://t.co/rWALBlSJDH
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Save-Invermay-cover-image « Red Alert http://t.co/J5YZcUdLkZ Many north of the Waitaki may wonder what is Invermay, pls click the link
Temperature +15.8 Deg C at Tue, Apr 15 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 63%, 1019 hpa http://t.co/sn6C2jIVad #otematata #waitaki
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Love a drive up the Waitaki Valley! #kurowbound #gigatownoamaru http://t.co/rWALBlSJDH
Oamaru News - Curator leaves ‘big boots to fill’ http://t.co/RSMVK2hprZ
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Curator leaves 'big boots to fill': http://t.co/94oLsfiwXz #OamaruMail
Watched Waitaki girls take on Waimate last night good warm ip game for the girls. Go waitaki.
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Coordinator opportunity with #Sport #Waitaki (Oamaru) http://t.co/iIlduIzFMQ #employment
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Happy Customers drinking the 2010 Earthkeepers Pinot Noir from Waitaki at Mekong Baby on Ponsonby Road, Auckland! http://t.co/cwYD6NTc1n
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Temperature +14.1 Deg C at Mon, Apr 14 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 49%, 1027 hpa http://t.co/sn6C2jIVad #otematata #waitaki
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Check out new work on my @Behance portfolio: "Waitaki Transport Logo" http://t.co/F1Ww8wAytY
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RT @WDLibraries: If you're in Palmerston and love to read, why not come along to BookChat? http://t.co/fgeNXVMfTl
If you're in Palmerston and love to read, why not come along to BookChat? http://t.co/fgeNXVMfTl
Waiheke Island, Hawke’s Bay, Central Otago, Marlborough, Waitaki River Basin #NZwineregions #AStudyNoteADay #sommeliercertification
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Temperature +11 Deg C at Sun, Apr 13 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 57%, 1033 hpa http://t.co/sn6C2jIVad #otematata #waitaki
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This week's @NZBeefLamb & @FarmaxNZ Pasture Growth Forecast for Waitaki District. For more: https://t.co/4JYO4jTS1C http://t.co/bYttXPw8ih
5 days 20 hours ago
Good morning all,
Our regular Monday meeting will be held on, April 14th , 7.00pm at Waitaki Boys’ High School... http://t.co/1ggB6UmdRc
RT @WDLibraries: School holidays are fast approaching & we're offering some fantastic programmes like creating inky creatures! http://t.co/…
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School holidays are fast approaching & we're offering some fantastic programmes like creating inky creatures! http://t.co/awN7ufxAiY
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Temperature +12.9 Deg C at Sat, Apr 12 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 63%, 1024 hpa http://t.co/sn6C2jIVad #otematata #waitaki
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RT @lktsm: Waitaki Autism Trust provides funding for parents to use ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis). http://t.co/Nuw5qB2h82
RT @ForBarrStadium: South of the Waitaki Test tickets are now on sale, make sure you secure your seats http://t.co/K1OXC1TF8b #gigatowndune…
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A welcome reminder from waitaki district council http://t.co/QhTKO4iHqk
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Temperature +18.9 Deg C at Fri, Apr 11 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 54%, 1016 hpa http://t.co/sn6C2jIVad #otematata #waitaki
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RT @BennettnSlater: #NZCampOfTheWeek - #Waitaki Waters Holiday Park, just north of #Oamaru. A Kiwi Classic. @FergusHAPNZ http://t.co/hTdZ6S…
7 days 17 hours ago
Waitaki Waters Holiday Park - A Kiwi Classic, run by Derek the extraordinary Aussie. http://t.co/WeYhg66cWC
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#NZCampOfTheWeek - #Waitaki Waters Holiday Park, just north of #Oamaru. A Kiwi Classic. @FergusHAPNZ http://t.co/hTdZ6StcEk
ニュージー： Retail/Translator - The Wrinkly Rams - Waitaki, Otago http://t.co/vrEUaRDLpn
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RT @rizkazky: #throwbackthursday Waitaki District, NZ, pake kamera @eriek_sobieski yang motoin @chockysihombing :') http://t.co/mJmKVnVGH4
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#throwbackthursday Waitaki District, NZ, pake kamera @eriek_sobieski yang motoin @chockysihombing :') http://t.co/mJmKVnVGH4
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