...the Waitaki. A land of geological and cultural marvels steeped in ancient history. Deep in the Te Waipounamu (South Island) of Aotearoa, half way between the equator and the South Pole, the Waitaki stretches from the alps to the ocean. Explore a land criss-crossed with easy walks, uphill hikes, cycle routes and heritage trails...


... a Vanished world, formed by ancient oceans and the earth's upheaval, rich in fossils. Find sleepy villages, bustling towns, and a whitestone city carved from limestone. Galleries, museums, and traditions kept alive by amazing people...


...the next generation of earth-conscious citizens. A fun collection of freely accessible things to do for kids. With every colouring in page or game, we are providing fun, kids-friendly explanations related to Waitaki and our part of the world. This is for you, Waitaki families ...

Clay cliffs
Moeraki boulders
Seafood from the Fleurs restaurant
Tools for Geologists
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The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark is full of exciting community events. Check out the upcoming celebrations and events and celebrate with us!

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"What a fantastic window into the past. Today we saw fossil bones in limestone at two different sites. One set were whale bones. Just awesome that this trail has been put together, maintained and promoted."

— Mark Shipman, 

Vanished World visitor