You’ve waited long enough. The sun has deemed it time. Appease that glowing orb in the sky and call your friends. Throw your togs, a couple bags of chips in the back of your car, maybe a fruit. And set out on that epic road trip across the Waitaki District you’ve always wanted to do.
Revel in the feeling that anything is possible when an open road stretches out before you. But, the perfect road trip needs the perfect playlist.
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.