With some of New Zealand's best 19th century architecture, against Stunning natural beauty, Oamaru and the Waitaki District has so much for you to do during your visit, we encourage you to stay longer and explore.

Immerse yourself in our warm and welcoming community and experience and touch this wonderful region. 
Go to the Visit Oamaru Destination website for an  expansive list  of options.

We have picked some of our favourite things to do, so that you can put them on your own list of Must Do's

  • Oamaru  - Take time to walk around this stunning historic harbour town, with one of the country's oldest Public Gardens.  A walking tour will do the trick and ensure you are introduced to this proud district.
  • Lime Stone Formations:  Stand in awe of nature  - incredible natural formations
  • Yellow Eyed Penguins:  These little special creatures are a must 
  • Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony:  You cannot get enough, nature and these stunning birds
  • Moerake Boulders - a freek of nature,  with the waves folding onto the shore.  Great cafe nearby.
  • Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail: -  a fabulous way to see the countryside
  • Whitesone Cheese Shop:  One of NZ's leading cheese producers.  Famous for it's Whitestone range of cheeses where you can view the Factory Room and speak with the cheesemaker.

Cafe "Fusion"

If you are travelling through Timaru, take a break at the award winning Restaurant and Cafe “FUSION”.  They serve modern contemporary food  - a MUST stop. They are located at:

64 The Bay Hill 
Telephone: 03 6888 550