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Local Attractions


Duntroon is the home of The Flying Pig and Parisettes Gourmet Dressings. Located 25 minutes inland
from Oamaru on the East coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The town straddles State Highway
83, and is a “must stop” for travelers journeying through the magnificent Waitaki Valley.
The Elephant Rocks site has incredible geological limestone formations that visitors from all over the

There are a huge amount of reasons why you MUST VISIT Oamaru and the Waitaki District. Surrounded
by stunning natural beauty and with some of New Zealand’s best 19th century architecture, the district
offers visitors a welcoming and friendly environment with a huge range of experiences to participate
in and ENJOY. Because that is what it is all about – having a break, enjoying our wonderful landscapes,
activities and attractions and having fun with family and friends. We look forward to welcoming you to

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is truly one of New Zealand’s great rides!
For over 300 km and dropping 780m, visitors can experience some of the most beautiful scenery New
Zealand has to offer.
Suitable for all ages, the trail is an easy grade, and offers a pleasing mix of on and of-road trails which
link the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean.
Allow 6 days for the entire ride, or simply try out a day excursion. Whichever option you choose, the
Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is sure to be a memorable experience.

Kurow is centrally located in the middle of the Waitaki Valley and provides the base for many activities
including water sports, camping, cycling and fishing. Do a wine tour to Kurow Winery for a platter and
wine tasting or stop in at regional wine tasting room, Vintners Drop in the old Post Office in Kurow.
The Kurow Museum is a must visit and provides great local history and knowledge of the area. You can
explore Maori Rock Art or unique geological landforms like Elephant Rocks and Earthquakes. To truly
experience real New Zealand you must stay at Kurow. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT KUROW

Omarama – the place of light – is the town to stay in on the way from Christchurch to Queenstown. It
has a strong reputation as the gliding capital of the world where you can soar over the beautiful Waitaki
Valley and McKenzie basin. You must spend some time soaking in the Omarama Hot Tubs or watch a live
sheep shearing show at Wrinkly Rams. The river and lakes provide the ideal location for fishing, boating,
picnicking or other recreational pursuits. Just north of Omarama you can drive to the Clay Cliffs and see
stunning rock formations. Omarama is the ideal location to take a few days to relax and unwind and
explore the wonderful Waitaki Valley. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OMARAMA

Ohau is real New Zealand, a place that includes many holiday homes and is the gateway to the Ohau
lake, walking and bike tracks and the Ohau ski feld. The Ohau lodge has spectacular views of the lake
and mountains and is a great place to stay and get to know people from New Zealand and all over the
world. If you want to get away from it all and relax amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in
New Zealand then Ohau is the place to visit. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OHAU
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