Our Land, Tō Tātau Whenua

Tō Tātau Whenua, Our Land display
The story of our land begins millions of years ago, when Waitaki, like much of New Zealand, lay under the sea. During this time, Ōamaru’s famous limestone formed on the sea-floor. It preserves some of the most incredible fossils in the world.
Meet the animals and plants that have called this place home – living and extinct, giant and microscopic. Also, find out how people have understood and used the amazing geology of our land.

Waitaki Museum, ground floor, 60 Thames Street, Oamaru