Your Guide to Arts and Inspiring Places in Ōamaru

An old Oamaru stone building on a cloudy day.
Read on for your guide to exploring areas of art and inspiration in Ōamaru - a kaleidoscope experience of remarkable places and celebrated burgeoning local creatives, where being different is absolutely encouraged.

The Unique Taste of Ōamaru: Food and Drink Heroes of the Waitaki Region

Bevan Smith from Riverstone Kitchen wearing a blue t-shirt and apron smiling to camera in amongst green trees.
Ōamaru & Waitaki

With a focus on sustainable and ethical production, Ōamaru's food and drink heroes are passionate about producing exceptional artisan products by harnessing the unique richness of their geographical location.

Fill Your Cup At 8 Of The Best Wellness Retreats In New Zealand

Cabin with stunning view of lake at Aro Hā, Glenorchy.
Ōamaru & Waitaki

Banish busyness in favour of an escape that will nourish your mind, body and soul.

Cure Weekend Brunching with the Best Cafés in Ōamaru

Birdseye view of brunch from Tees Street.
Ōamaru & Waitaki

If you catch yourself in Ōamaru in some form of the morning, here are the spots to hit up for your brunch needs.

48 Hours Ōamaru & Waitaki

The heritage precinct in Oamaru.
Ōamaru & Waitaki

Your guide to the best things to do in Ōamaru & Waitaki

Slow but Spontaneous: Exponential Brewing

Lee-Ann Scotti and Michael O’Brien looking to camera.
Lee-Ann Scotti and Michael O’Brien form two equal halves of Craftwork's brewing team that’s a partnership in every sense of the phrase.

12 Hours Ōamaru

The exterior of Cucina building in Oamaru.
Ōamaru & Waitaki

Your guide to the best things to see, eat, & do

Three Kids, Three Restaurants and a Whole Lot of Heart

Yanina and Pablo Tacchini in their restaurant.
Ōamaru & Waitaki
While they’re originally from Argentina, Yanina and Pablo Tacchini are some of Oamaru’s biggest fans and most genuine ambassadors.

Get Around Good Grub, Here's the Best Things to Eat in the Waitaki Region

Waiter at Cucina holding a cauliflower dish.
Ōamaru & Waitaki

These dishes come from some of the area’s most loved dining establishments and all represent the region in a uniquely different way.