Waitaki –

benmorewaitakiIdyllic fishing villages, emerald green lakes, snow-capped mountains and rolling green pastures, Waitaki is a place of natural beauty.

Oamaru, the heart of Whitestone Waitaki, will transport you to a time gone by, a gentler time.  Hewn from the creamy white granular limestone that underlies much of Whitestone Waitaki, Oamaru’s unique Victorian buildings echo prosperous times when Penny Farthings raced the streets, gentleman doffed their top hats as ladies in long skirts and bustles swept and children enjoyed the simple pleasures of life.

Eco-tourism and the renaissance of Oamaru's historic precinct underpin the region's tourist attractions - heritage and wildlife abound, along with superb recreation.

criterionwaitaki The Waitaki region with its stunning landscape offers an exhilarating environment for active outdoor pursuits like skiing, snowboarding, hiking or gliding, tramping and walking around numerous coastal or up-country trails, or rock climbing.

There are numerous lakes and rivers for fishing and jet boating, and you are never far from the stunning Otago Coastline and numerous eco-activities.



Omarama is famous for its unparalleled gliding conditions and has been host to the world gliding championships

oamarupublicgWant to learn more about the Waitaki region?  Visit www.tourismwaitaki.co.nz

Images provided by Tourism Waitaki