EXPLORE THE WAITAKI 
WHITESTONE aspiring GLOBAL GEOPARK


A region offering natural geological marvels, historic treasures, iconic photo opportunities and outright adventure in the only Global Geopark in New Zealand and Oceania.

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 the Waitaki Whitestone Global Geopark – the region, its stories, its people and see what we mean….

Nature lovers will feel right at home 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. 

Fill you 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

Indulge a little… or a lot with Waitaki’s wide offer of delicious food & wine. Don’t let our culinary delights pass you by!