Recreational Facilities Available in Waikouaiti

East Otago Events Centre
The East Otago Events Centre, on Main Rd, is a community hub that caters for a range of sports events, cultural activities and social functions and it’s available for hire. It includes an auditorium (with court markings for sports), a committee room, function room, board room, foyer, changing rooms and kitchen facilities. It is also the venue for regular doctors’ clinics and Plunket services.

Waikouaiti Racecourse
Waikouaiti racecourse, located in aptly-named Racecourse Rd off State Highway 1, is a popular destination on New Year’s Day when large crowds attend Waikouaiti Racing Club's annual meet. It’s been held on January 1 for more than 100 years and is a great family day out with entertainment suited to all ages. The course features an old grandstand considered one of the character stands of the South Island, which gives “head on” viewing down the front straight. A hill that runs the length of the 400m home straight is popular with picnickers attending race days.

Waikouaiti Golf Course
Waikouaiti’s golf course, in Edinburgh St, is an attractive links 9-hole golf course overlooking the sea with a lovely backdrop of Mt Waikouaiti. It is one of the oldest courses in New Zealand and has been recently restored to its former glory. And, it’s only $10 a round for visitors – any day of the week.
Waikouaiti Returned Services Association

Waikouaiti Library
Sited in the main street, the local library dates back to 1862. Set up with only 100 books, it is now a very modern library with a wide range of facilities and services. Details about opening hours can be found on the library website.

The Waikouaiti RSA is located at 5 Pratt St Waikouaiti and is open on Fridays from 4pm. The club has an active membership and extends a warm welcome to members, guests and affiliated members visiting the Waikouaiti and Karitane region. For further information contact 03 465 7760.