Tourism Waitaki

The Waitaki District is famous for its unique wildlife, dramatic landscapes, Victorian heritage buildings and strong links to New Zealand's pioneering past. . . . More . . . 

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Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

See the world's smallest penguins, in their natural environment. Our Blue Penguins nest close to town under the cliffs along the Historic Harbour foreshore. . . . More . . . 

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The Last Post Restaurant

The Last Post was Oamaru's first Post Office, opened in 1863. There were several Lime Stone quarries in Oamaru during its formative years and The . . . More . . . 

Whitestone Cheese Store & Factory

Established in 1987, Whitestone is a leading New Zealand specialist cheese producer. The factory has been designed to enable visitors to view directly into the . . . More . . . 

Smash Palace Car/Bicycle Rentals

Rental cars and cycles for $45 per day; includes insurance and unlimited kilometres. Cycles include helmet, carrier, pannier bag, stand, pump, gel seat cover. . . . More . . . 

Hireplus

A full range of modern quality cars, furniture truck and mini-buses (7-12 seaters). Shuttle trailers also available. Competitive rates to suit - day and long-term hires. . . . More . . . 

Martyns Cycles

Martyns cycles are a family owned and operated business established in 1913. 100 years and still pedalling. Martyns Cycles have a full cycle service workshop . . . More . . . 

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Events and festivals

Ōamaru’s Victorian Precinct: the capital of all things steampunk

Slightly eccentric, Ōamaru is one of those not-as-it-first-seems places. The surprises are all good ones, though! Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Waitaki: a river of time

A goblin’s labyrinth of creamy rock, fossils, Victorian architecture and Steampunk. There is nowhere else in New Zealand quite like Waitaki. Read the story . . . 

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