A region offering natural geological treasures, historic gems, iconic adventures!

Overflowing with natural beauty from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, Waitaki is rich in culture and heritage and brimming with opportunities to explore. From our treasured stories to our stunning landscapes, come and discover the wonders of Waitaki!

What's on offer

Nature & Wildlife

Nature lovers will feel right at home in the Waitaki

If you feel like seeing glacier-fed lakes and stunning coastline with rare seabirds and native marine life is ordinary – get your fill of the Waitaki.

Pure Adventure

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.

Food Lovers

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.

The Blog

Discover all the Waitaki has to offer

Browse our articles now to help you plan for your next visit of our beautiful region.