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Local Activities and Attractions

  • Right on the edge of the Waitaki River for fishing and boating
  • The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail
  • The three lakes Waitaki, Aviemore and Benmore for all boating sports
  • Golf course nearby with club hire available
  • Kurow Hill walk
  • Bowling green and tennis courts close by
  • Covered swimming pool
  • Squash courts
  • Snow ski field, Awakino
  • Trout and salmon rods for hire
  • 4WD sightseeing and horse treks available by arrangement
  • Walking distance to restaurants and cafés in town centre
  • Two hotels in Kurow with TAB and Sky facilities

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is the longest continuous ride in New Zealand and takes in some of the country's most incredible scenery. From New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki Mt Cook, the trail descends over 2000ft and travels 300km to the coastal town of Oamaru. This trail showcases New Zealand's geological, geographical and historical highlights from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean.

www.nzcycletrail.com
Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

Pasquale Winery

Kurow Estate is the home of Kurow Winery, Pasquale wines and liqueurs and Kurow Village wines. It is nestled in the Waitaki Valley, surrounded by the beautiful Southern Alps.

www.pasquale.co.nz
Pasquale Winery

Awakino Ski Field

The Awakino Ski Field is a friendly and affordable club-operated ski field situated high in the St Marys Range near Kurow in the Waitaki Valley. The field is situated in a sunny, north-facing valley with fantastic views over the Waitaki Valley and Hakataramea. It boasts one and a half high-speed rope tows, queues are unheard of and a busy day means more than 10 persons.

www.skiawakino.com
Awakino Skifield

Kurow Museum

The first people to settle in the Waitaki Valley were the Waitaha who used a reed 'boat' called a mokihi to navigate the wild Waitaki River. Call in to Kurow Museum to see the replica mokihi made by the late Rangi Te Maiharoa — a descendant of the Waitaha.

www.kurow.org.nz
Kurow Museum

Vanished World Duntroon

North Otago and the larger surrounding Waitaki District have been renowned for striking and informative features for more than 150 years. The Vanished World Centre at Duntroon is the heart of the Vanished World Trail, with displays that help explain and interpret the fossils, rocks, localities and landforms along the trail. Visitors wishing to participate in the fossil heritage of the Waitaki are able to gain a greater appreciation of the unique nature of the area by viewing these displays.

www.vanishedworld.co.nz
Vanished World Duntroon

Stoneridge Horse Treks

Stoneridge Horse Treks are a small personalised horse trekking business offering a unique riding experience to individuals and couples. Genuine cross-country riding, great scenery and views that lends to an experience which is both memorable and hard to beat. Book an hour long trek — or go right through to a whole day.

www.kurow.org.nz
Stoneridge Horse Treks

Kirkliston Range Conservation Area

The Kirkliston Range Conservation Area, in the Waitaki Valley, is a regionally significant landscape, particularly notable for its vegetation, which includes healthy and regenerating snow tussocklands and alpine scree vegetation. The area is habitat for a number of notable bird species including pipit, paradise duck, black shag and the South Island pied oystercatcher.

www.doc.govt.nz
Kirkliston Range Conservation Area

The Vintner's Drop

Open for bottle sales and tastings. Group tastings and private functions by arrangement. Wines include Lone Hill Vineyard, Black Stilt, Bobbing Creek, Brother Adam, Craggy Range, John Forrest, Kurow Village, Ostler, Pasquale, Point Bush, Quasar, Valli, and Waitaki Braids.

www.kurow.org.nz
The Vintner's Drop

The Helicopter Line

Open for bottle sales and tastings. Group tastings and private functions by arrangement. Wines include Lone Hill Vineyard, Black Stilt, Bobbing Creek, Brother Adam, Craggy Range, John Forrest, Kurow Village, Ostler, Pasquale, Point Bush, Quasar, Valli, and Waitaki Braids.

www.helicopter.co.nz
The Helicopter Line