The quiet village of Ngapara was once a bustling agricultural centre in the Waitaki, with grain being grown to feed the local flourmill, which still stands in the town. There was once a regular train service that connected Ngapara with Oamaru and surrounding areas and is still a stunning area to drive through and is close to Island Cliff, Elephant Rocks and Anatini.



A beautiful gorge set in a working farm with remnants of an ancient seafloor that at one time stretch much further inland than the present-day coastline at Oamaru.

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Elephant Rocks

60 million years in the making – just for your enjoyment. The large hummocky rock formations that look a lot like Elephants were created after fossil-rich limestone deposited millions of years ago eroded, leaving behind an incredible boulder-field which towers above your head.

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