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Welcome to Waitaki

The Waitaki District is located in the center of New Zealand’s South Island and is an up-and-coming point of interest for travelers worldwide. With plenty of cultural and natural highlights to engage the senses and tempt your knack of adventure, Waitaki is an ideal place to plan your next winter holiday.

Oamaru is a Waitaki town that features a funky Victorian vibe that’s at once intriguing and engaging. Explore the steampunk museum or take a walking tour of Oamaru’s historic sites to learn more about this wholly charming town.

Also featured in the Waitaki District is the Kurow wine-growing region so you can taste your way through the area on an unforgettable romantic getaway. Finally, the coastal portion of southern Waitaki features amazing sights that you’ll have to see to believe.

The climate in Waitaki is temperate, with warm summers and mild winters that make outdoor exploration ideal anytime of the year. The area is somewhat rainy year-round, but there are frequent sunny days that invite you to the open air and coast for exploration.

Getting around Waitaki is half the fun. Book a camper with Mighway, and let the journey unfold!

Getting to Waitaki

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Moeraki Boulders

The iconic Moeraki Boulders are oddly ball-shaped and altogether wonderful. Take a day-trip excursion to the coast to view these boulders and learn more about their formation and history. Onsite at the Moeraki Boulders exploration site is a gift shop and cafe, so you can grab a cup of coffee and take a leisurely walk, or send a postcard to friends back home.

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

Oamaru is home to some of the most charming little blue penguins. The Oamaru colony of blue penguins lives on the coast, near Moeraki Boulders area. These penguins are most active in the evening, so planning a late day tour to the coast to visit the blue penguins is an absolute must when you stay in the Waitaki District.

Old Bones Sauna and Hot Tubs

After a day of exploring boulders, spotting penguins or touring Oamaru historical sites, relax and unwind in a hot tub at Old Bones Sauna and Hot Tubs. Here you can reserve one of six private hot tubs for you and your family or for a romantic time alone. View the gorgeous Pacific Ocean at twilight or gaze at the expansive star-filled sky while you soak in toasty warm fresh spring water.

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