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Welcome to Waimate District


Waimate, Centre of the South, New Zealand has Edwardian buildings lining the main street of this charming peaceful country town. Tall trees and a taller concrete silo mark Waimate, a centre for farming, forestry and berryfruits.

The Whitehorse, on the Hunter Hills, is made from concrete slabs and commemorates the Clydesdale horses which were originally used to break in the land. Waimate boasts several short walks including the Waimate Walkway which leads to the Whitehorse Lookout rewarding walkers breathtaking views over the district. The lookout is also accessible by road.


WAIMATE VISITOR GUIDE - Waimate brochure 2013 28pg_FINAL _LR.PDF




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Waimate Visitor Information Centre,
75 Queen St,
Waimate 7924

Phone: +64 3 689 7771
Fax: +64 3 689 7791
Email: info@waimatedc.govt.nz

Hours:  Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm          Saturday only 10.00am - 2.00pm 


Council Enquiries -Waimate District Council               Phone +64 3 689 0000

Email: council@waimatedc.govt.nz


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Upcoming Events
Centrewood Spring Fete
Spring Fete at Centrewood, Mill Road, Waimate from 10.00am to 4.00pm. A great place to do some Christmas...
Sunday,02 Nov 2014

Waimate Scottish Society Ingleside – 8pm Pipe Band Hall, Paul Street. Door Charge $5 Contact Gavin &...
Saturday,03 May 2014

Waimate Winter Show
Poultry, pigeons, ducks, bantams, cage birds and home industries at the Waimate Stadium, Paul St. Friday...
Friday,04 Jul 2014