Getting here is easy! Jump on a plane or hop in the car and come explore our Waitaki wonders.


South from Christchurch:

Christchurch – Omarama: wind your way through the Mackenzie Basin via State Highway 8 to Omarama – 345km

Omarama – Oamaru: drive down through the Waitaki Valley via State Highway 83 – 118km

Christchurch – Oamaru: State Highway 1, the main highway down the east coast of the South Island, 3 hours south of Christchurch is Oamaru

North from Dunedin:

Dunedin – Oamaru: via State Highway 1, Oamaru is 1.5 hours north of Dunedin


To Timaru Airport then drive 1 hour South via SH1 to Oamaru

To Dunedin Airport then drive 2 hours North via SH1 to Oamaru

To Christchurch Airport then drive 3.5 hours South via SH1 to Oamaru

To Queenstown Airport then drive 3.5 hours North via SH8 then SH83 at Omarama to Oamaru


Things move a bit slower on Aotearoa’s  Te Waipounamu/South Island, so take your time to explore it in all its colour, diversity and natural beauty. 

To discover more about each district, click on the map…