Waimate's Silo Art
Waimate’s past as a food-gathering hub for Maori, and later as a frontier milling town on the edge of the forest is easy to connect with by following self-guided walks and visiting the district’s historic sites.
The further you go, the more you’ll know! Moa, rock art, saw milling, churches, and great characters are all part of our story.
Plan your trip
A lot of the best things to do in the Waimate District cost nothing, or very little. There are heaps of family friendly activities.
You can run, bike or hike on the many shared use tracks.
Check out the silo art, and other street murals.
Picnic in our parks.
Go fishing at Hook Beach.