Waitaki District
Otago
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Things To Do in Waitaki District

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Geological Sites
xxy259Moeraki Boulders is located on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island. It is a naturally formed geological landscape. The scenic spot is free to tourists from all over the world. It is easy to find the scenic spot by following the navigation along the road. To Park your car in the parking lot at the entrance and walk along the road signs to the beach. After a section of wooden plank road, you can see the big boulders in the distance. The beach in the public area is also very clean. You can take off your shoes and enjoy the sea The magical product of nature. To The weather was not very good that day, the thick clouds blocked the sun, and the photo imaging was not very beautiful~~~~~~ It is recommended to arrive at the scenic spot at sunset (about 17:00 local time). When the sea water ebbs, there will be more than 50 A giant boulder will be completely exposed to the surface of the sea, and will be cordially called a "dinosaur egg". To Regarding the legend of the Moraki boulder, more than a thousand years ago, a navigating warship Araiteuru (Araiteuru) sank on the shore, and the fruits rolled out of the cabin floated here. of. To After research and analysis by professional scientists, it is believed that cobblestone was formed about 65 million years ago, slowly formed from the sedimentary mud on the seabed full of crystallization, and landed here after the movement of the seabed crust. To No matter which version it is, it is a gift from nature. Whether it is a round and smooth stone body polished by sea water and sand all year round, or cracking or even broken due to natural weathering, it is a magical sight, as Like the "Environmental Protection Act" called by the New Zealand government, it is not allowed to suffer man-made deliberate damage, otherwise he will face high fines or even imprisonment! To On the way back, there are a lot of growing flowers and plants, a shopping spot, and a shoe polisher. The management of the scenic spot is very user-friendly!
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Seashore
pxy0705Oamaruland Penguin Conservation Center, where tens of thousands of wolf brother penguins live, which is a very precious species in the penguin family. Everyone can't go to the island to visit, they can only watch them from a distance on the observation platform. The entire seashore is densely packed, which is really spectacular.
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Museum
105***62This is a place to experience a peculiar feeling. When I first saw it, I thought it was an industrial museum, because there were some industrial relics such as steam locomotives stacked at the door. After I went in and read the introduction, I realized that this is the headquarters of steampunk. The so-called steampunk is based on the background of the Victorian era and originated from science fiction themes from the 1980s to the early 1990s. In this magical world, the early technology of the industrial revolution and the power of steam are infinitely mythological and applied everywhere. A gentleman in a top hat drives a steam locomotive to roam the sky. Haha, I really gained knowledge. After the visit, I feel that my overall quality has improved again.
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Featured Neighbourhood
105***62Oamaru should be a place with historical accumulation. Although the development history here is not long, the locals can pay special attention to retaining various buildings with specific historical significance. Therefore, the entire city looks older and has a sense of historical vicissitudes. After seeing these buildings, visitors can arouse their curiosity to learn more about local history.
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City Park
pxy0705Oamaru Gardens is a botanical garden with very beautiful scenery in New Zealand. There are flowers blooming throughout the year. There are flowers of different colors in each season. It is very beautiful. In the park, the forest is dense, and there is beauty on the wide lawn. Its fountains and sculptures are definitely a good mood garden, worth a walk in.
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Seashore
M39***65The yellow-eyed penguin is one of the rarest penguin species in the world. It is estimated that there are only 4,000 in total, one quarter of which nest on the wilderness beaches of the southeastern part of New Zealand's South Island.