Oamaru attractions

Oamaru is on the coast of Rural North Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. The town is famous for its superb limestone buildings, coastal wildlife, and the coastal walks.

The Art Gallery, Museum, Historical Precinct (with its fully renovated Victorian Hotel, The Criterion) and the magnificent Catholic Cathedral are also worth visiting. There is fishing in the Waitaki River or the nearby Waitaki Valley Lakes, where jet-boating, boating, sailing and water skiing are all available recreations. Snow Skiing in the winter season is within easy reach of Oamaru.

The town celebrates a proud Victorian heritage, participating in full costume activities, including a procession of penny farthings down the main street, followed by a procession of red-coated military-looking personnel and ladies in elegant attire, dressed from another time, yet fittingly suited to the surroundings.

Oamaru is Famous for its Blue Penguin Colony, as well as its architecture - we are only minutes away.

You can view the Blue Penguins daily, for times and further information visit the website

Blue penguins

Accommodation in Oamaru, New Zealand

Moeraki Beach, Oamaru

Victorial heritige - Oamaru, New Zealand