About Waitaki

​The Waitaki District lies in the heart of North Ota​go. From the Waitaki River in the north,​ to Ohau in the west and Flag Swamp in the south, the district has a diverse range of scenery and attractions.

Traditionally a rural, and farming​ district, Waitaki's tourism market is growing rapidly. There are many attractions and activities, including  beautiful lakes ideal for all sorts of water activities, ski fields, tramping, fishing and hunting, and ​beaches with great surf and brilliant white sand!.

​Oamaru is Waitaki's main town. In 2014 Lonely Planet named Oamaru NZs Coolest Town and it is!  Home to around 12,000 people, Oamaru offers some pretty special things – the historic Victorian precinct (including Victorian Heritage Week), little blue penguins and Steampunk HQ.

Further afield we have award-winning restaurants, wineries, craft breweries and special archaeological sites. The scenery is exquisite and second-to-none coastlines with white, sandy beaches, spectacular mountains, shimmering lake and extensive farmlands.

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