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Waitaki & Oamaru Waitaki & Oamaru
new zealand's best-kept conference secret...
The South Island’s newest and latest conference region is ready, willing and well able to provide a great New Zealand conference location for conference organisers seeking somewhere different.

Oamaru, North Otago’s premier town, together with its surrounding districts including the beautiful Waitaki Valley, is a modern, alternative conferencing region.

Now, with the town’s 100-year-old Opera House transformed into a modern conference centre, supported by quality accommodation venues, major attractions and activities, its time has come.


Oamaru Conferences at the Opera House
The jewel of Oamaru, is the multi-million dollar refurbishment of the Opera House, itself a remarkable example of Edwardian architecture and construction.

While retaining the grandeur of a 1907 municipal building, the venue is now a superior facility comprising a 500 seat lyric theatre and black box contemporary theatre, supported by function rooms, conference and meeting facilities and an exhibition space.

Full catering for functions and Oamaru conferences, as well as bar facilities are provided within the complex.


Local Produce
From growing, harvesting and producing fine wines, to manufacturing superb world class cheeses, North Otago has it all. In addition, they have premier whiskies, award winning restaurants, seasonal cherries, new potatoes, salmon, trout and blue cod. It all awaits you and your Oamaru conference delegates here...

Nature Activities
Nearby Blue Penguin and Yellow Eyed Penguin Colonies, literary and fossil trails, long and empty golden sand beaches and the Moeraki boulders all give the region its definitive and incomparable sparkle.


Oamaru’s Victorian Heritage
At Waitaki’s heart is Oamaru, a town that continues to celebrate its history. Nineteenth century neo-classical and Italianate styled buildings can be found within its Victorian precinct and along the main street of the town centre. The refurbishments of these old buildings into thriving businesses distinguishes Oamaru as a New Zealand conference destination.

an truly unique new zealand conference destination
Oamaru and the Waitaki district not only offer wide open spaces but also food for the body and soul. It is a destination made to provide a welcome escape away from the humdrum of city life. Those attending your Waitaki conference will find themselves returning home relaxed and content.

We’ve known the district possessed a special heritage and now it’s available for all. Oamaru and Waitaki District is New Zealand’s best kept secret. It really is. For those Waitaki conferences seeking a sporting break, we have three golf courses within easy reach and top fly fishing spots only 15 minutes away from the centre of town. We have, on our doorstep, better and more varied attractions than those offered by other cities and towns - and without the hassle of crowds or having to book in months in advance.

If you would like to organise a Waitaki conference, event or incentive travel, search for venues, accommodation and services in Waitaki and Oamaru now, or let us do the research for you - contact the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Call Centre.
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