Waitaki District

Meet the South Island’s quiet achiever, a district that’s been flying under the radar of the tourist trail, even though it’s got some of the most amazing sights of the Canterbury and Otago regions.

Come see what’s in Waitaki: the Moeraki boulders, Elephant Rocks, Whitestone Geopark and “Puketapu” (Sacred Hill) are just a few of the stunning places you’ll find. Ski, cycle, swim, boat, glide and tramp your way through the Waitaki Valley. Soak in the Omarama Hot Tubs and end your day with wining and dining by the Waitaki River or a crayfish extravaganza by the coast. Get your culture fix by browsing the galleries in Oamaru’s charming Victorian Precinct. Don’t miss Steampunk HQ: it’s mad!