Get inspired to explore

Exploring the Waitaki District is fascinating and can fit into any itinerary,
whether you have a few hours or a few days,
alone, with young kids or taking some time as a couple.

Culture & Heritage

Oamaru and the Waitaki have a rich history and heritage, evident throughout the district in many ways.

Nature & Wildlife

Unique wildlife, striking mountain scenes, glacier-fed lakes, rolling farmland and beautiful coastline…
Take your pick – we’ve got it all! 

Walking & Hiking

Explore paths less-travelled; we have a variety walks and hikes catering
for all levels of fitness and interest.

Waitaki Whitestone aspiring Global Geopark

The Waitaki Whitestone aspiring Global Geopark covers the whole 7,200 square kilometres of the Waitaki District
which was Formed under an ancient sea and built on the remains of prehistoric creatures from a vanished world.