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.
Spend time in our Geo-Wonderland and discover you own fossils at the Vanished World Centre, a near-by boulder field called Elephant Rocks, and Anatini with a fossilised Baleen Whale still in situ. Be mesmerised walking up and into the Clay cliffs, then take in the view from above in a glider. Get back on the ground and take on part or all of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail; the longest in New Zealand.
Along the way explore New Zealand’s newest wine region near Kurow, aged whisky, craft beer, and incredible food, tiny penguins and some of the most stunning scenery you’re likely to see anywhere.
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