Oamaru is located in the Waitaki District, an enormous region that stretches from the southern boundary of Canterbury (home to Christchurch and Kaikoura) to the northern boundary of Dunedin, and from the Pacific Coast deep into the Southern Alps. With such a large territory, the district of course has a wealth of attractions, but it can be difficult for visitors to make sense of what is located where, and how to get to them.
The Waitaki Tourism Association, a membership group comprising tourism businesses throughout this large region, has just released the first of its smartphone apps to help visitors get the most out of our district, free to download for Android devices from the Google Play store.
The app, which can be downloaded from this link for free, provides information not just about the numerous attractions, but also gives you driving directions and will tell you what services are near your location from wherever you are located. Looking for a bite to eat near Elephant Rocks? The app has you covered! Need a place to stay near Palmerston? No problem!
The app will be continuously updated with new information, and as new businesses open in the area, they will be added, too. And if you are visiting the area and find a sight or a point of interest that they’ve somehow overlooked, you can submit the location and a description and they’ll add it to the app.
An iPhone version is awaiting release through the iTunes Store, and will be available from this link very soon.