A former gold mining town, Waikaia, is progressively becoming a popular tourist destination and a fantastic holiday spot for many families. Located on the edge of the Waikaia River, the area has become a favourite spot for keen anglers. Trout fishing in this river and nearby streams is fantastic.
The Switzers Museum is worth a visit to see more of Waikaia's rich gold mining history. Next to the Museum, you can find the iconic "bottle house", constructed from approximately 20,000 wine bottles.
Other attractions are a 9-hole golf course, camping ground, hunting (DOC permits required) and a café. Gore is only a 45-minute drive away, and in about 1,5 hours, you can be in Invercargill.
For more information on why Waikaia is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax and explore, go here.
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