The Waitaki district has some of the best cuisine in the country with award winning restaurants and producers combined with some of the freshest produce straight from the garden or sea. With a focus on quality and providing an authentic Waitaki experience in dining you will need a week to get around the food and wine delights the region has to offer.
Riverstone Kitchen was awarded the Cuisine New Zealand Restaurant of the Year in 2010 and it is easy to see why. With a focus on fresh quality produce Riverstone is a must visit restaurant in Waitaki.
The Cuisine Champions of Cheese Awards presented Whitestone Cheese with the most awards of any brand entered in 2011. Take a self guided tour of the factory before sampling a platter of award winning cheese.
When British television chef and restaurateur Rick Stein was told he could choose to go anywhere in the world to write a travel article for English newspaper the Daily Mail, he chose Fleurs Place in Moeraki, New Zealand. Situated at Moeraki, Fleur’s speciality is fresh fish straight off the boats.
With its stunning location situated at the entrance to Oamaru’s historic harbour, Portside enjoys a fantastic vista stretching from town, past the local fishing fleet out across the Pacific Ocean. Relax on the deck for lunch, dinner or for a platter and some drinks.
Fleur Sullivan has just opened a new restaurant in Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct which is focused around slow cooked heritage food and banqueting.
Totara Lowlands offers a wonderful homemade selection of jams, chutneys, sauces, dessert toppings alongside hazlenuts, dukkah, hazelnut oil and seasonal cherries and berries.
One of the oldest restaurants in New Zealand, the Star and Garter provides lovely home cooked meals, lunch specials and a unique part of Oamaru’s history.
Birdlands Wine Bar opened in 2010 in the Victorian Precinct in Oamaru and offers a range of local and national wines, wine tastings and platter food to enjoy.
Kurow Winery produces a range of award winning wines produced in one of the cleanest and most beautiful areas of New Zealand. With a cellar door, wine tastings and platter lunches available, Kurow Winery is a must visit in the Valley.
Situated in the Old Post office in Kurow, Vintners Drop is a regional wine tasting room where you can sample wines from all over the Valley.
Opening in September 2011 beside the Victorian Precinct, the Oamaru Farmers Market will showcase a range of fresh, natural produce straight from the garden or sea.
All talked out after the Waitaki Girls High School Careers Expo- was great to catch up with some of my old teachers too :)
1 day 1 hour ago
Heading to the Waitaki Girls High School Careers Expo after lunch with @ukulelefi - hopefully we can make some great connections :)
1 day 3 hours ago
Fiona @ukulelefi & Julia @JuliadeRuiter are off to Waitaki Girls High School this afternoon to showcase what they do at the Career Expo
Annie’s Victorian Tea Rooms a hidden gem in Oamaru; “living history experience” with scones – Jakarta Globe http://t.co/B074Zzhb4H
2 days 6 hours ago
RT @RoadSafety_CO: Danseys Pass closed on the Waitaki side due to a slip.Visitors can still drive into the Danseys Pass Coach Inn from Ranfurly side.
2 days 20 hours ago
Danseys Pass closed on the Waitaki side due to a slip.Visitors can still drive into the Danseys Pass Coach Inn from Ranfurly side.
2 days 23 hours ago
Waitaki: Jardine Rd, Papakaio. Closed, flooding, heavy rain http://t.co/DkaECdrC7F via @AA_Traffic
3 days 29 seconds ago
Waitaki: Island Cliff-Duntroon Rd, Tokarahi. Closed, flooding, heavy rain http://t.co/Ky6HpPjQe8 via @AA_Traffic
3 days 9 seconds ago
Phew - last waitaki ferment is bubbling away . I think i'll retire for some buckwheat tea like @vino_freakism
3 days 52 seconds ago
RT @oteholidaypark: @Rebecca___Ryan Thanks 4 following us. Will b launching fishing and sightseeing charters on Waitaki Lakes soon! http://t.co/9wZx15jRGN
3 days 5 hours ago
RT @DonnaSColeman: Smallbore rifle shooting starts tonight in Kurow at Hall on Gordon St at 7.30 pm. #Waitaki
Smallbore rifle shooting starts tonight in Kurow at Hall on Gordon St at 7.30 pm. #Waitaki
@kana23g トリップではないねん、笑サッカーするだけやでーー‼ だから、ただバス乗ってWaitaki girls high行って試合ー。して他の冬のスポーツ見て... みたいな
3 days 19 hours ago
Vineyards anticipate more success
http://t.co/BZHpPcIb6o Waitaki Valley
@Rebecca___Ryan Thanks 4 following us. Will b launching fishing and sightseeing charters on Waitaki Lakes soon! http://t.co/9wZx15jRGN
4 days 5 hours ago
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