Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail
Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is a 301km trail from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean. This is New Zealand, in all its colour and beauty – from the highest mountain, past great lakes and rivers, down to the ocean. Suitable for all ages, the 8 section trail is an easy to intermediate grade, offering a pleasing mix of on and off-road trails. Allow 4-6 days for the entire ride, or simply try out a day excursion. Whichever option you choose, the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is sure to be a memorable experience.
Ohau Snow Fields
Powder snow, sunshine and uncrowded slopes are the combination that sets Ohau Snow Fields apart from the others. Ohau, as part of the Ohau Range in the Main Divide, is endowed with reliable snowfall and fine weather. From 2004 a double chair will be the main lift servicing the snowfield. There is also a platter and a fixed grip lift. The main trails and learner’s slopes are groomed regularly.
The “Boulevard” offers learners and intermediates an easy and fun skiing or snowboarding experience from the top of the chairlift down to the base facilities. The chairlift also provides access to a wide variety of slopes suitably challenging for experts and exciting for intermediates.
Culture, Heritage & History
Oamaru and the Waitaki have a rich history and heritage, evident throughout the district in many ways. From Victorian streetscapes and Maori history to Steampunk and gorgeous galleries; discover world of culture where you’ll want to return.
Water based activities
With lakes, rivers and beautiful coastline, add a splash of water to your adventure this trip. There are plenty of experiences to be had on, in and around the water; from fishing and surfing to paddle-boarding and boating! Dive in and have a read below…
Scenic Flights, Glider Flights, experience Waitaki from above.
Take to the skies and experience Waitaki from above. An adventure from the air, you’ll be in awe of the stunning landscapes and natural beauty we’re proud to call home.
Bring the family and have an unforgettable holiday in the Waitaki. Grab your bikes for the ultimate cycling adventure, explore Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct and dress up for a period photo, or visit unique wildlife including two types of penguin. There’s countless options to keep the the troops entertained this trip.
Marvel at natures creations as you journey along the coast and up the valley, and is home to some rare and unique wildlife. Waitaki has a great variety of parks, gardens and reserves, providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful outdoors with your family and friends.
Shopping Opportunities in Oamaru & the Waitaki
Explore some wonderfully unique stores dotted throughout the district and concentrated in Oamaru and the Victorian Precinct. Here you’ll find some great New Zealand products and truly memorable souvenirs.
The information on this page has been sourced from Tourism Waitaki, visit their website to view more activities and to support the local district & surrounding areas.