Hakataramea, is a rural village located in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island. It is in the Waimate District near Oamaru and sits on the north bank of the Waitaki River at its confluence with the Hakataramea River.

It became a rail terminus in 1881. But it was outgrown by neighbouring Kurow (in North Otago) and it never developed beyond a small settlement. At the head of the Hakataramea River, the Hakataramea Pass leads into the Mackenzie Country.

The Hakataramea Valley is part of the South Canterbury high country, with broad mountain landscapes. Sheep farming is the main activity. Part of the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail also passes nearby.