Plan your trip

There is so much to learn and see. Make your own way, traveling through deep time in the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark. New Zealand is precious and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. This is why the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark proudly supports the Tiaki Promise and encourages everyone to do the same.

Tiaki means to care for people and place. The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations. By following the Tiaki Promise, we are making a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.

Nau Mai, Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa, Welcome to New Zealand. 

Learn more about how you can care for New Zealand and have a look at the Tiaki Promise website to express your support:

Download the Tiaki promise

Health and Safety

We want all visitors and locals to have a safe and enjoyable time while exploring our Geopark! Please have a look at the Health and Safety advice from Tourism New Zealand to be prepared in case of any incident. 

Getting here

Getting here is easy! Jump on a plane, take a train or hop in the car and come explore our Waitaki wonders. 

Where to stay

The Waitaki has a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

Where to eat

Waitaki is a mecca for foodies! 

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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

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