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Moeraki Boulders

Home to the Waitaki Whitestone UNESCO Global Geopark

Landscapes of the Waitaki were once located under ancient seas and now sit above sea level, providing unique geological marvels and insights into a vanished world. This district is home to the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark, which now also boasts a new international status, officially accredited as a UNESCO Global Geopark.

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Come to Steampunk NZ Festival 2023

Oamaru’s Steampunk NZ Festival is back this King’s Birthday weekend from 2 – 6 June, and ready to take you to a world where Victorian fashion is the norm, the latest innovations are steam-powered machinery and there’s quirky events you’ve never heard of. Cancelled in 2022 due to Covid 19,

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How to spend a day in Oamaru

Positioned like a Whitestone icon in the South Island, Ōamaru has close ties to Dunedin, Christchurch, and Queenstown, making it a perfect spot for a daytrip or staycation. Step into the Victorian era, discover your Steampunk alter ego, spot the wildlife, or simply enjoy a good ol cup of coffee

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Top 3 ways to enjoy the Waitaki Wine Region

During the summer months in the Waitaki there’s always an extra crackle of adventure in the air. You can open your door and take to the roads less travelled with the feeling that anything is possible. And this being wine country, at the end of each day it’s imperative you

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Enjoy Spring in the Waitaki

Spring is well sprung, and there’s nothing quite like seeing the Waitaki in a blanket of lush green and blossom. Springtime is a lovely time to visit, it’s so easy to be swept away as the district has come alive, the air is warmer, and there are plenty of spots

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COVID Socially Distanced Walks in the Waitaki

Here we go again: masked and back in our bubbles. It can be a challenge to stay positive during Covid outbreaks, it’s easy to be swept up in the uncertainties, but a chance to stop and breathe is your daily walk. Immersing yourself in nature is a good way to

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Sweet Stays & Eclectic Accommodation in the Waitaki

Reasons never cease for visiting Waitaki, the sweet spot of New Zealand. From its charming Victorian heritage to the sheer scenic beauty of the Waitaki Whitestone Aspiring Global Geopark, the District is a feast for the eyes. The beautiful hotels, lodges, and bed and breakfasts on offer are the cherry

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Waitaki Winter Wonderland – our Top 5 Highlights

Kiwi eyes know to look to the Waitaki during the summer, but we think people underestimate a sweet winter break in the Waitaki. Winter is a prime time here to beat the crowds, appreciate the stunning landscapes that have been remade in icier hues, and enjoy all the diverse activities

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Stay at the whimsical Casa Nova House

Kings and Queens looking to rest their weary heads in spellbinding Ōamaru will find Casa Nova House has been re-imagined for them. This boutique bed and breakfast is officially open. A tapas style restaurant downstairs is set to send tastebuds into a sizzle at a later date.

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Stay at Poshtel

Who hasn’t pondered the possibilities of slipping by unnoticed and staying after hours at a museum or gallery? To slumber under history, art, and memorabilia is a one-of-a-kind experience. Here, in historic Ōamaru, you don’t have to sneak past security to enjoy this surreal kind of shut eye. Spend the

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