Day trips

Waimate is off the beaten track, which means there's plenty for you to explore at your own pace.  

Use this website to plan your trip, where to eat, sleep and what to do, it’s all here. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

 
 

Activities in Waimate

Check out the incredible silo art.

Walk or drive the self-guided historic tours;

Immerse yourself in the fossil display at the Waimate Museum;

Be wowed by the colours of the flower bedding displays at Victoria Park, see wallabies and birds in their enclosures, and let the kids loose in the brand new playground;

Explore the library, based at the Waimate District Council building -  free wifi, a reading room, and mini-exhibits from the community;

Chat to the friendly folks at the Waimate Event Centre and information centre at 15 Paul Street - lots of activities are on offer here. It’s the place to go for a chat about what’s on in town and country;

Stroll beneath the beautiful trees in the arboretum at Knottingley Park.

Take the family searching for Waimate Rocks!  Find and hide again, or take home to your town to hide there.  Find them on Facebook.

There are plenty of geocache sites in Waimate - both town and country.

For more destinations and activities, in and around the district townships of St Andrews, Makikihi and Glenavy click here.