Views of Waimate township from Point Bush Estate Winery
Waimate
Views of Waimate, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

Farmland in the Waimate District
Waimate
Farmland , Christchurch - Canterbury

By Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

Waimate

Waimate is synonymous with beautiful landscapes, Edwardian architecture and wild wallabies.

The rural centre of Waimate sits between Timaru and Oamaru. For centuries the area was a seasonal hunting camp for Maori; when European settlers arrived, Waimate became a saw-milling town. The majority of the town's original Edwardian buildings are still standing, given it a charmingly historic atmosphere.

These days Waimate is a centre for livestock Farmingg, berry growing and forestry. It also has a microclimate that produces excellent Pinot Noir; visit one of the local boutique wineries for a taste.

This district is memorable for its population of wild wallabies, which were originally brought over from Australia in the 1870's. The wallabies occupy the Hunters Hills, and can be seen up close in animal parks around the town.

If you approach Waimate from the north, you'll notice a white horse shape near the top of the hills. Created from slabs of concrete, the image is more than 25 metres high. The White Horse was made as a tribute to the Clydesdale horses that were used to break the land into pasture.

Functional facts: Approx. population 7200, information centre, wide range of shops and services.

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Crossroads Motel - Accommodation in Waimate New Zealand
Waimate
036898809
Quiet location, 50m to Victoria Park, town centre and public heated swimming pool. 4 fully self-contained ground floor motel units, with fully equipped kitchens, microwave, fridge, hair dryers, TV, DVD’s. Serviced daily. Fully equipped laundry, play area, off-street parking. All channels F... (more)
Kelceys Bush Farmyard Holiday Park - Accommodation in Waimate New Zealand
7.70 7 Reviews
Waimate, Waimate
036898057
" We offer huge hospitality and an opportunity to wake up to the sound of the bell birds. The Animal Park has animals to pet and feed "Kelceys Bush Farmyard Holiday Park is a safe environment for your children where they can participate in bush walks, feeding farm animals, BBQs and camping... (more)
Kingswood Motel - Accommodation in Waimate New Zealand
Waimate
036898022
Situated 30 minutes drive from Timaru and Oamaru and walking distance from Waimate town. Includes 9 fully self-contained modern units (sleep up to 6), plus 3 brand new studio units. Sky TV and Wifi is now available. Waimate has many attractions including gardens, parks and museums with muc... (more)
Knottingley Park Motor Camp - Accommodation in Waimate New Zealand
Waimate
036890000
Peaceful tree-lined park, 1.5km to town centre. 100 tent and 16 power sites. Kitchen facilities with cooktops; communal toilets and showers, washing machine, barbecue, playground and cricket pitch. Pets/horses welcome, horse riding and jumping area available. Dump station. Tariff: from 1st... (more)
Lochiel Motel & Guest House - Accommodation in Waimate New Zealand
Waimate
036897570
Searching for quiet accommodation in Waimate? Look no further. Lochiel Motel and Guest House is situated in a quiet central location one block west of main street - just a 5 min walk to town centre and other Waimate attractions. Lochiel Motel and Guest House is pet friendly and offers you ... (more)
Te Kiteroa Lodge - Accommodation in Waimate New Zealand
Waimate
036891088
BED & BREAKFAST, LUXURY. Historic country lodge with charm and character. Unique location, close to native bush and overlooking local Edwardian town. Fabulous views from bedrooms, each with ensuite, super king-size and queen-size. Wake up to a bellbird and tui serenade, a spectacular sunri... (more)
Victoria Park Motor Camp - Accommodation in Waimate New Zealand
Waimate
036890000
3 acre park-like setting: 30+ tent and 38 power sites; 10 cabins: 6x2-berth and 4x4-berth; 2 ensuite cabins with microwave (linen & bedding not supplied). Camp kitchen, fridge, cooktops, microwave and oven, Laser Zip water heaters, dining room, laundry, toilet and shower facilities. 500m t... (more)
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    Mon 12 Nov 2018 6:00PM / Family & Lifestyle
    Waste Free Living Workshop - Timaru Through this exciting seminar, you will be inspired, become motivated and take control of your household's impact on our future. What else? You get a free $100 goodie bag with ... more
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    Mon 12 Nov 2018 9:00AM / Family & Lifestyle
    Waste Free Parenting Workshop - Timaru This is a humorous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste in your home especially with young children in the house. You ... more
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    Sun 18 Nov 2018 9:00AM / Family Entertainment
    Get your friends together and come along and join us at the biggest Automotive and Lifestyle event coming to South Canterbury! The V 4 and Rotary South Island Champs take over again. Showcasing the best of the ... more
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    Fri 2 Nov 2018 6:00PM / Variety Concerts
    This Friday night Nukes return to Timaru starts with a 6pm workshop for ukulele. There’s something for everyone in this blisteringly good new Nukes ukulele workshop. Proud of their quirky original songs - all written ... more
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    Fri 16 Nov 2018 12:00PM / Lifestyle Shows, Expos
    The V 4 and Rotary South Island Champs Returns to Canterbury after the earth quake to make a statement like no other! Featuring format day just like Chrome Expression Session - your driving experience! The Champs ... more
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