Hot Tubs Omarama

View of hot tub outside at Hot Tubs Omarama.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki

Weary travellers mustn't miss Hot Tubs Omarama place, where you can soak in a cedar tub in the stunning North Otago landscape. Tubs fit up to eight people and are filled with fresh mountain water for each booking.

Elephant Rocks

View of Elephant Rocks in the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki

For a nice walk, a bit of bouldering or both, head to Elephant Rocks. Sculpted by wind and rain, these funky outcrops give visitors a glimpse of the limestone that make the Waitaki Valley’s terroir so unique.

Cycle Ventures

Side view of a man holding a bike tyreat Cycle Ventures in Waitaki.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki

Possibly our most bikeable region, the Waitaki is home to plenty of rugged scenery and flat to not-so-flat cycleways. Get your gear sorted and check out the tours that range from day trips to the full A2O at Cycle Ventures.

Blue Penguin Colony

Blue penguin colony at dusk in Ōamaru.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki

Watch several hundred blue penguins return home from a day at sea, after learning about what’s being done to protect these cute critters. It’s one of the most up close and personal wildlife encounters you’ll find in New Zealand.