Visit Kurow, nestled comfortably between the great Waitaki River and the magnificent St Mary's mountain range in the Waitaki Valley. Kurow in New Zealand is the geographic hub between Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Oamaru and is a vital stop on the exciting new Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. Enjoy Kurow accommodation; a stay in an historic cottage, a secluded home under the mountains, or a true kiwi style bach or crib. Kurow is a South Island pioneer township situated in North Otago. The Waitaki Valley encompasses the impressive braided Waitaki River, Lake Waitaki, Lake Aviemore and Lake Benmore, and a number of peaceful and friendly villages along the way. Visit Duntroon, Otematata and Omarama on your trip to or from Kurow. Absolutely breathtaking ......
The Waitaki Valley is a great place to explore, offering historic sites, Maori rock drawings, vineyards, orchards, geological formations (eg Elephant Rocks and Earthquakes), fly fishing on the Hakataramea and Maeraewhenua Rivers, walking tracks, jet boating on the Waitaki River. The hydro lakes are the perfect setting for water sports, camping and fishing. The Lakes are a popular ride for cyclists.
Visit the Kurow Museum & Information Centre, refuel, stop for food at one of the cafes or hotels. Kurow is home to Kurow Village wines, Ostler, Forrest Wines, Sublime Wines and Tranquility Estate and these can be sampled at the regional wine tasting room, Vintner's Drop on the main street. Sample the fare from our local Farmers' Market on a Saturday morning, take a break and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Stop and stay a night on your way up or down the Valley with B&B, holiday home, camping, hotel and motel accommodation available. Take a rest - enjoy the peace ... not a traffic light in sight!
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