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North Otago & Waitaki/New Zealand

Introducing North Otago & Waitaki

The broad, braided Waitaki River rushes across the northern boundary of Otago, setting the boundary with Canterbury to the north. South of the river, on the coast, lies Oamaru, a town of penguins and glorious heritage architecture. The Waitaki Valley is an alternative route inland, featuring freaky rock formations, Maori rock paintings and ancient fossils. The area is also one of NZ’s newest winemaking regions, and a major component of the new Alps2Ocean Cycle Trail, linking Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park to Oamaru. See www.nzcycletrail.com for more information.