The undiscovered Waitaki
From the shores of the South Pacific to the mountains of Middle Earth, the Waitaki District follows it's river along through the lakes in a myriad of colours that wind their way down from Aoraki/ Mt Cook. The landscape of the region ranges from rolling English style farmlands to rocky high country; from green river valleys to limestone bluffs and crazy rock formations. Visitors to our region are regularly astounded by the variety of people, places and stuff that accosts their senses here. From the Victorian buildings to Steampunk to little blue penguins - the Waitaki district has an amazing array of experiences to discover.
The greatest little film set in New Zealand is just a stone's throw away.
The quality of light has been a drawcard to artists for many years - in recent times filmmakers are also discovering the advantages of shooting scenes in this region.
The perfect location really is just a stone's throw away.
The Waitaki district sits across the Canterbury & Otago regions and straddles the mighty Waitaki river!
Waitaki has a land area of 7,151.94 km - so many opportunities.
The locals are friendly and love a good yarn and they're always up for a beer or a cuppa.
The population is about 20,900, but that doesn't include the thousands that come to visit every year.
With astounding oamaru stone architecture and awe-inspiring views, the waitaki district is an untouched mecca, just waiting for world-wide fame.