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Rich in inspiration from the natural world, amazing dining experiences to our own history and heritage all around for you to see.

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The Waitaki region celebrates the best from where it came from to where we're going.

When you travel around the district you can really see and experience life here from thousands of years to we are today. There is a rich history within our natural landscape and Victorian Architecture to look back in time. You can also celebrate the best of present day Waitaki with our amazing wildlife to various dining experiences using the best local produce on offer. 

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Featured as New Zealand’s longest cycle trail and described by many as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of New Zealand’s 22 Great Rides.

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail Featured as New Zealand’s longest cycle trail and described by many as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of New Zealand’s …

Explore the sheltered and narrow valley of Anatini.

Anatini

Anatini Explore the sheltered and narrow valley of Anatini. Featuring the fossils of a baleen whale partially exposed in a limestone outcrop. The fossils have …

This circuit track passes through a forest and around a peninsula jutting out into Lake Benmore.

Benmore Peninsula Track

Benmore Peninsula Track This circuit track passes through a forest and around a peninsula jutting out into Lake Benmore. The views are very impressive -especially …

These tailormade braided river experiences will have your heart pumping with each turn or will have gazing out at wildlife that is unique to the braided river system.

Braided River Jet Boating

Braided River Jet Boating Jetboating with a difference. These tailormade braided river experiences will have your heart pumping with each turn or will have gazing …

Spot New Zealand fur seals and the rarest penguin in the world, the yellow-eyed penguin, from this short cliff-top walk.

Bushy Beach Walk

Bushy Beach Walk Spot New Zealand fur seals and the rarest penguin in the world, the yellow-eyed penguin, from this short cliff-top walk. There is …

Campbell’s Bay is immediately south of the headland in Kakanui and provides a surfable break and a safe swimming beach which is frequented by Hector’s Dolphins who love to play in the surf.

Campbells Bay / All Day Bay

Campbells Bay / All Day Bay Campbells Bay is a great beach for surfing, swimming and having fun in the sun. Campbell’s Bay is immediately …

The Cape offers steeper terrain with 8km of interconnecting tracks to explore in a compact area.

Cape Wanbrow Biking Tracks

Cape Wanbrow Biking Tracks The Cape offers steeper terrain with 8km of interconnecting tracks to explore in a compact area. There are climbing tracks with …

The Cape Wanbrow walking track (part of the South Hill walkway) offers magnificent coastal views as well as the chance for visitors to see a former gun emplacement.

Cape Wanbrow Walks

Cape Wanbrow Walks The Cape Wanbrow walking track (part of the South Hill walkway) offers magnificent coastal views as well as the chance for visitors …

Clark's Mill

Clark’s Mill

Clark’s Mill New Zealand’s only surviving water-powered flour mill with early machinery still substantially intact. An important industrial landmark houses the four-storeyed Clarks Mill Originally …

The Clay Cliffs are a geological wonder; ‘bad land’ sharp pinnacles and ridges separated by steep and narrow ravines.

Clay Cliffs

Clay Cliffs Explore these staggering natural land forms The Clay Cliffs are a geological wonder; ‘bad land’ sharp pinnacles and ridges separated by steep and …

A Belgian-inspired brewery, making Farmhouse, Abbey, and Barrel-aged sour beer, and in the heart of the Victorian Precinct, lies their little tasting room.

Craftwork Brewery and Tasting Room

Craftwork Brewery and Tasting Room A Belgian-inspired brewery, making Farmhouse, Abbey, and Barrel-aged sour beer, and in the heart of the Victorian Precinct, lies their …

Having won the gold medal in the 2019’s Beef and Lamb excellence awards, as well as other awards, dining at Cucina is a must while in Oamaru.

Cucina

Cucina Having won the gold medal in the 2019’s Beef and Lamb excellence awards, as well as other awards, dining at Cucina is a must …

Walk near Lake Aviemore within a flooded canyon to the river delta where a shady picnic or fishing spot can be found.

Deep Stream Track

Deep Stream Track Walk near Lake Aviemore within a flooded canyon to the river delta where a shady picnic or fishing spot can be found. …

This wetland lagoon is an important habitat for many wetland bird species and is recognised as an area of Natural Significance in this Karst landscape.

Devil’s Bridge Wetland

Devil’s Bridge Wetland This wetland lagoon is an important habitat for many wetland bird species and is recognised as an area of Natural Significance in …

Look out for the wildlife depicted in the ancient Maori rock art, admire the native plants and spot the springs as you wind your way through the wetlands and over sections of boardwalk which have been protected and reinvigorated by a group of local volunteers.

Duntroon Wetland Walk

Duntroon Wetland Walk Enter the Duntroon Wetlands either through the ancient Maori rock art on Harris St or behind the village map beside the old …

Earthquakes was given its name when it was thought the house-size rocks were dislodged by earthquakes.

Earthquakes

Earthquakes Intriguing name, intriguing fossils and house-sized rocks. Earthquakes was given its name when it was thought the house-size rocks were dislodged by earthquakes. Instead, …