Glenmac Farmstay is located close to Kurow and Duntroon, and is part of the lower Waitaki Valley, which is a popular holiday area for New Zealand families due to the long, hot summer days and relaxed, countryside environment.
Oamaru is the 'capital' of the Waitaki District, however the Waitaki Valley is not only home to Kurow, but to some other fabulous rural townships that link visitors to Ohau, Mt Cook/Aoraki and other exciting routes. Each township features some wonderful attractions.
The Waitaki district is located in the centre of the South Island and is home to lush valleys, majestic mountains, pristine azure lakes, exciting rivers, New Zealand wildlife and breathtaking scenery, making it the ideal holiday spot for outdoor pursuits or pure relaxation.
The Waitaki Valley boasts a stunning natural environment that provides a huge amount of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a genuine Kiwi outdoor holiday. No matter what your level of fitness or experience, there are plenty of hikes, bike tracks and walks.
The track winds through a 'moonscape' of bizarre lava sculptures and up onto the shoulder of a towering volcanic cone, draped with a skirt of shifting cinders. Onward it goes, past red cliffs, active geothermal areas, silent emerald and blue lakes.
The Waimangu Cauldron steams away at a seething 53° Centigrade as you stroll downhill past Frying Pan Lake, the world's largest hot spring. Nearby is Inferno Crater, an inverted cone with strangely fluctuating water levels and a swirling head of steam.