Situated on the Eastern slope of the South Island’s main divide, the Waitaki Valley is a large braided river valley draining the highest peaks of Aotearoa’s Southern Alps. The dramatic Ahuriri Valley in Waitaki offers rolling tussocklands, wetlands and sweeping mountain vistas.

The towns of the Waitaki Valley include Omarama, Ohau, Kurow, Duntroon, Lake Benmore & Lake Aviemore. Lake Aviemore or ‘Mahi Tikumu’ is a man-made lake in New Zealand’s South Island, part of the Waitaki hydroelectric scheme. Immediately upstream is Lake Benmore and downstream Lake Waitaki. Aviemore lies on both sides of the border between the Waimate and Waitaki districts.

SOCIAL
  • img
  • img
  • img

Other destinations you may be interested in

Lake Wanaka
Wanaka - Otago

Wanaka Town is located on the southern shores of Lake Wanaka, embraced by the Southern Alps, Wana...

Read more
Fiordland National Park
Fiordland Region

New Zealand is known for its stunning Fiords. The most famous of which are Milford Sound ...

Read more
Nelson - Tasman

Nelson Tasman is the geographic centre of New Zealand, covering the North West area of the top of...

Read more

Curious about travel?

Inspiring travel itineraries and expert advice delivered to your inbox.

START PLANNING
img