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Waitaki Travel Information

Getting here is easy! Jump on a plane or hop in the car and come explore our Waitaki wonders.


7 top tips for tourists

Road to Kakanui

South from Christchurch:
  • Christchurch - Omarama: wind your way through the McKenzie basin via State Highway 8 to Omarama - 345km
  • Omarama - Oamaru: drive down through the Waitaki Valley via State Highway 82 - 118km
  • Christchurch - Oamaru: State Highway 1, the main highway down the east coast of the South Island, 3 hours south of Christchurch is Oamaru
North from Dunedin:
  • Dunedin - Oamaru: via State Highway 1, Oamaru is 1 1/2 hours north of Dunedin



Glide Omarama 5

  • to Timaru Airport (then drive 1 hour south via SH1 to Oamaru)
  • to Dunedin Airport (then drive 2 hours north via SH1 to Oamaru)