Looking for things to do in Waitaki? Make sure you experience some of these activities.

Moeraki Boulders, Waitaki

You simply can't drive along the North Otago coast without stopping to stare at the Moeraki Boulders - they're amazing!

Drive towards the historical township of Oamaru and discover amazing sights along the way.

  • Ride a horse around the paddocks at Springbank Farm in Palmerston.
  • Marvel at the perfect roundness of the mysterious Moeraki boulders.
  • Dine on fresh seafood straight from the boats at Moeraki's fishing village.
  • Buy fish and chips for a beach picnic at Hampden.
  • View the largest collection of Maori rock art in New Zealand at Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre(opens in new window)
  • Cycle a section of the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail. 
  • Soak in the scenery in a private hot tub at Hot Tubs Ōmarama. 
  • View the penguins coming ashore at dusk at the Oamaru Blue Penguin colony.
  • Explore the beginnings of New Zealand's farming industry at historic Totara Estate.
  • Admire Oamaru's historic stone architecture - many buildings feature Oamaru whitestone, a form of limestone.
  • Wander through Oamaru's historic harbour precinct; experience a collection of Victorian era markets and stores.
  • Visit Ladybird Hill(opens in new window), the highest winery in the country, where you can also catch your own salmon or dine at the onsite restaurant.
  • Go gliding in Ōmarama, visit the hot tubs and the Clay Cliffs
  • Take a step into prehistoric New Zealand at the Vanished World Centre and fossil trails in Duntroon.
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