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Our own slice of paradise - Featured in Lonely Planet, our  holiday park has won Trip Advisor's Award in Excellence 2016~2013 (4 years in a row), a 2015 Award from as well as the National AA Award for Excellence in Holiday Parks 2012.

Waitaki Waters Holiday Park
305 Kaik Rd, RD 5H, Waitaki
Oamaru, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 431 3880

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Waitaki Waters Holiday Park is approximately 15 minutes north of Oamaru, 3km down Kaik Road towards the ocean, just off State Highway 1. Distances to other centres are as follows:

20km north of Oamaru
65 km south of Timaru
125km north of Dunedin
230km south of Christchurch
200km east of Aoraki Mt Cook

It is a popular first night stop away from Christchurch, or a halfway point between Christchurch and Dunedin.

We can offer guests any assistance with their campervans if they have questions after picking them up in Christchurch.

Activities and Local Attractions

If you are an experienced horse rider, try a ride alongside the Waitaki River, over logs, through bogs and rivers this is a wee adventure in itself!

Waitaki Waters Holiday Park is less than 5 minutes from Riverstone Kitchen Restaurant (New Zealand Restaurant of the Year Winner 2010 and 2011), Waitaki Golf Club, convenience store, service station and Glenavy Hotel/Restaurant.

Whilst holidaying at Waitaki Waters experience the beauty of Oamaru and the Waitaki District. Day trip to the Moeraki Boulders; Penguin Colonies; Whitestone Cheese; Totara Estate; Vanished World Centre; Waitaki Valley Hydro Lakes - all within a one hour drive. Or book a horse trek on one of our lovely horses over the local farm/river or even a day trip out to the beach or other


We look forward to welcoming you at Waitaki Waters Holiday Park!

Blue Penguin Colony
Blue Penguin Colony
See the worlds smallest penguins in their natural environment.
Open every day of the year, it is Oamaru's largest tourist attraction with over 75,000 visitors per year.

Moeraki Boulders
Moeraki Boulders
Some 60 million years ago, the concretions started forming on the ocean floor. Centuries of coastline erosion have revealed a spectacular view of these curiously large spherical boulders.

Visit Oamaru
Visit Oamaru
Oamaru is a gorgeous harbour town centrally located 3 hours south of Christchurch or 90 minutes north of Dunedin. Visitors can explore museums, shops and galleries within some of New Zealand’s best 19th century architecture.

Enjoy Hot Tubs Omarama
Hot Tubs Omarama
Soak in the view... and unwind in summer or winter, by day or night. Private hot tubs cleaned and filled with fresh mountain water, no chemicals added. Adjust the temperature to your comfort, sit back to relax in the Omarama landscape.

Waitaki Valley Hydro Lakes
Waitaki Valley Hydro Lakes
The Waitaki is one of New Zealand's largest rivers and a major source of hydro electric power for this country. Follow the river up the Waitaki Valley to find historic towns, beautiful lakes, massive hydro dams and legendary trout fishing.

Waitaki Waters Holiday Park
305 Kaik Rd, RD 5H || Waitaki || Oamaru || New Zealand
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