Here in the Waitaki District where the staggering landscapes stretch from Flag Swamp almost to the foot of Aoraki, Mount Cook there are plenty of opportunities for red leaf hunters to see the changing colours of Autumn.
Be quick to view the impressive autumn foliage, it’ll be winter before you know it!
The first Geopark in New Zealand
Overflowing with natural beauty from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, rich in culture and heritage and brimming with activities for all types of explorers.
Come explore our region – its stunning landscapes, its stories, its people and see what we mean….
NATURE & WILDLIFE
Nature lovers will feel right at home in the Waitaki
If you want to feel like seeing glacier-fed lakes and stunning coastline with rare seabirds and native marine life is ordinary – get your fill of the Waitaki.
Your adventure, your way
Adventure is personal; but no matter what your adventure preference is, it’s about doing something brave, something you’ll never forget … In the Waitaki, we have our own special kind of adventure that you’ll find nowhere else.
CULTURE & HERITAGE
Fill your days exploring our world-changing and unforgettable past
Oamaru and the Waitaki have a rich history and heritage from Victorian streetscapes and Maori history to Steampunk and gorgeous galleries.
Don’t let our culinary delights pass you by!
The Waitaki has some of the best cuisine in the country.
With award-winning restaurants, talented local experts and the freshest produce straight from the garden and sea, you can indulge a little – or a lot!
WALKING & BIKING
Explore paths less-travelled
Whether you have a spare hour or a spare few days in the area, discover the great selection of routes to choose from and combine as you journey through the Waitaki.
WHO WILL YOU BE TOMORROW?
Your holiday in the Waitaki District awaits.
The spirit of the Waitaki District inspires unmatched possibility. Exploration, relaxation, and reconnection. Come and experience our southern wonderland for yourself. (Re)discover our beautiful region, right here in your own backyard.