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Waimate District



The Waimate District is a rural area located in the Canterbury region, known for its rich agricultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and friendly community atmosphere. The district is characterised by its fertile plains and scenic landscapes, offering a range of attractions and activities.

The Waimate Township features a variety of shops, cafes, and community facilities, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Waimate Museum & Archives showcases the district’s history and heritage, with a range of exhibits and community events.

Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the nearby Waimate Forest, which offers a range of walking and cycling trails. The forest is home to several scenic spots, including the Hakataramea Valley and Lake Wainono, providing excellent opportunities for fishing, boating, and picnicking.

The district’s rich agricultural heritage is celebrated at the Waimate Strawberry Fare, an annual event showcasing the region’s finest strawberries, produce, and rural crafts. The event also features entertainment, food stalls, and activities for all ages.

The Waimate District is also home to several historic buildings and sites, including the St. Patrick’s Basilica, a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture, and the EnkleDooVery Korna, a unique attraction where visitors can interact with friendly wallabies.

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