EXPLORE OUR REGION

Get inspired to explore

The Waitaki is a place of scenic contrast and haunting natural beauty. Experience this stunning region combining wild, windswept coastline with emerald plains and towering mountains.


Exploring the Waitaki 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.

… So, what are you waiting for? 

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.

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 & Biking

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

Get the Best deals from our local businesses today!

Local businesses in the Waitaki have prepared their best deals so you can explore our beautiful region with your friends and family
this season at the best price!