Explore a land of geological marvels!
This app is designed to direct you to the highlights of the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark, with various downloadable audio and map-based guides. Follow the map on each tour or just leave the tour open and let it announce when you’re near a highlight of interest.
Where’s Waitaki Whitestone Geopark?
The karst landscape and its ‘whitestone’ are integral to the identity of the Waitaki region. The first people to the area found shelter in limestone caves, leaving now-treasured rock art. Waitaki's largest town, Ōamaru, is renowned for fine limestone architecture. This is why our geopark is proudly named the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark.
The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO has shortlisted the ‘Waitaki Whitestone Geopark’ as its preferred candidate for UNESCO Global Geopark status in New Zealand.