Oamaru and Waitaki Valley Attractions

When in Oamaru, tourist attractions we recommend visiting include the Blue Penguin Colony where you can view the world’s smallest penguins, in their natural environment. Other attractions include the Moeraki Boulders (30 mins south of Oamaru), which is well worth a visit. These highly spherical boulders located on a beach near Moeraki are fascinating. When driving through the Waitaki Valley, we recommend visiting the Benmore Dam.



Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

Home to the world's smallest penguin, the Blue Penguin. Offers a viewing area where they can be observed in their natural environment.

Whitestone Cheese

Whitestone Cheese

Offers handmade traditional cheese with cheese tasting and a cafe located on-site. Features a viewing gallery and group tours by arrangement.

Benmore Dam

Benmore Dam

Wikipedia resource offering information about Benmore Dam, the largest earth-filled water-retaining structure in New Zealand.

Moeraki Boulders

Moeraki Boulders

A fascinating grouping of unusually large, almost perfectly spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the North Otago coastline.

Visit Oamaru

Visit Oamaru

The official tourism guide to visiting Oamaru, North Otago and the Waitaki Valley including information on the area's history, attractions and accommodation.