Waikouaiti – Birthplace of Otago

Waikouaiti is a small coastal town on State Highway 1 between Palmerston (10 minutes’ drive) and Dunedin (35 minutes).

Services for visitors passing through include a dairy/general store, self-serve and pre-pay fuel stop, bakery, takeaway, pub, public toilet and café, all in the main street.

However, Waikouaiti is a town of many secrets not visible from the main road. It is worth making time to stop and take in the many attractions, including the Waikouaiti Coast Heritage Centre.