Listings for: Waitaki District > Waitaki Valley - Duntroon, Kurow, Otematata, Omarama > Activities and Attractions

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

New Zealand''s Most Spectacular Ride 

Starting at Aoraki / Mt Cook cyclists will ride 314 km and descend 780 metres with a prevailing tail wind through the McKenzie Basin to Oamaru ...


Benmore Dam

New Zealand''s largest Earth Dam. Guided Tours


Elephant Rocks

Unusual limestone formations in a natural, grassy amphitheatre.


Explore Waitaki Valley ... Journeys of a Lifetime

The Waitaki Valley is a water wonderland with trout/salmon fishing, boating, camping walkways and picnic spots in abundance. Its story spans from extinct fossils, through Maori heritage, colonial sett ...

Hot Tubs Omarama

Relax in your own private hot or cool tub in the amazing Omarama views... in summer or winter, by day or night. Clean - fresh mountain water - chemical free - private 10am-10pm 7 days.

Kurow Heritage Centre

Kurow is home for the Upper Waitaki Pioneer Museum and Art Gallery. Both agricultural and technology are represented here. Take yourself back to those times. See first hand how our forefathers coped w ...


Kurow Museum

A local treasure with a story behind very item.


Maori Rock Drawings

View ancient examples. Roadside access with interpretation.


Nicol''s Blacksmith Shop

Original forge, complete with tools of trade. Very authentic.

Southern Soaring

Glide & Southern Soaring operate from Omarama, NZ which is acknowledged as the world’s best mountain soaring site. They are New Zealand’s leading gliding companies specialising in Scenic f ...

Vanished World

Centre and Eco Trail:
10am - 4pm daily, October - April. (Reduced winter hours.) Vanished World Trail brochures available. A unique geo-tourism experience. 

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Waitaki Dam

Built largely by hand during the depression years.