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Region and Mountain Information

About the Waitaki Valley

The Waitaki valley is an untouched valley home to rivers and lakes with arguably some of the best scenery in New Zealand. Take a drive through Omarama, Otematata, Duntroon or Kurow for food and a fuel stop or feel inspired to get in touch with nature.


Near Kurow, in the Waitaki Valley is Awakino, a club-operated ski area that opens for group bookings during the weekends in winter. The beauty of the ski area is its club charm, touring options and how remarkably unchanged it's remained over the years.