Tourism

`Fill your own’ day among plans for winery’

People who love pinot noir wine can bottle their own at a Waimate vineyard soon. Point Bush Estates is making the unusual offer on April...

Precinct planning under way

A collaborative project between Tourism Waitaki and the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust (OWCT) to boost tourism in Oamaru's Victorian Precinct may be developed in...

Alps 2 Ocean alternative Cycle trail – `only gets better and...

The Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail has broken new ground again. The alternative route for the trail was launched recently by Mackenzie District Mayor Claire...

Promoting Palmerston

Tourism Waitaki has opened a satellite office in Palmerston, which will allow the organisation to play a more active role in the region. The office...

Call police, TIANZ tells tourists

The Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand (TIANZ) has advised tourist drivers who encounter abuse from other road users to report any incidents to...

Feb a bumper month for tourists

Businesses around Oamaru have noticed that February has been a lot busier than previous years. Tourist traffic throughout February was as busy as it's ever...

Penguin colony concerns

Waitaki Tourism Association chairman and tour operator Ralph Davies believes tourists who watch blue penguins come ashore in Oamaru free of charge should not...

Oamaru ‘best value’ SI stop

Oamaru has done it again. The town has been ranked top in the South Island in the best value destinations released by Trivago, the world's...

Steam train to whistle into town

Oamaru is pulling out all the stops to welcome a steam train to town on Saturday. Steam locomotive "Jessica'' JA1240 will arrive in Oamaru about...

Media personality in town

New Zealand-born Australian media personality Derryn Hinch's recent trip to Oamaru was "really positive" for the area, Harbour Tourist Park owner Scott Fitzgerald says. Mr...

Tourism NZ film promoting trail

Recently filmed Tourism New Zealand footage of the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail will help promote it to a wider audience, A2O marketing and...

More tourists visiting the Waitaki District

More than 210,000 tourists came to New Zealand shores last month, making it the second busiest October on record. The growth of 8 per cent...

Tourism Waitaki appoints new chairman

Tourism Waitaki has announced Marcus Brown is the replacement for former chairperson Annabel Berry. Mr Brown who has been standing in for Mrs Berry since...

Surge in visitor numbers to Oamaru

Oamaru's popularity amongst tourists continues to rise, with the town experiencing an increase in guest nights, international visitors and domestic visitors. Oamaru and Waitaki Valley...

Chance for Tourism Waitaki to showcase district

While it's still early days, planning in Waitaki is already under way for the international tourism event, TRENZ 2015, which is being held in...
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