Oamaru, New Zealand
The largest town in North Otago, Oamaru proudly sits on the South Island of New Zealand. This main town is found in the lively Waitaki District and is surrounded by lush natural areas intertwined with 19th-century architecture that hosts museums, homes and galleries. Travellers to the island, whether for a quick vacation or a long holiday, will discover a variety of attractions and activities to see and do.
- North Otago Museum
- Forrester Art Gallery
- Oamaru Auto Collection
- Enjoy the Oamaru Opera House
- Go on Stoneridge Horse Treks
- See the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
In the summer months of December through February, average temperatures range from 59°F (15°C) to 73°F (23°C). As for June through August, the average winter temperatures measure between 41°F (5°C) and 55°F (13°C). The town of Oamaru receives about 20-24 inches (508-610 mm) of rain annually.
Getting There & Around
Sitting on the larger of the two islands of New Zealand, Oamaru can be reached by planes flying into Christchurch International Airport, Timaru Airport or Oamaru Airport. Depending on the airport, trains, buses, hired cars and even ferries will help tourists reach Oamaru.
Upon reaching the town, travellers enjoy strolling about the area on leisurely walks or cycling. There are buses as well that run regular routes to other cities and towns all around the South Island.
4 hotels in Oamaru, NZ
Highway House Boutique B&B Oamaru provides comfortable accommodation and services for travellers in Oamaru close to city attractions such as Blue Penguin Colony and Totara Estate. GeneralHighway... More
Armada Motor Inn is only few minutes drive from town centre, shops, Blue Penguin Colony and Historic Oamaru Precinct. It also has Limestone Quarry, Waitaki River Hydro Dams as well as fishing and... More
Being an ideal place in the city of Oamaru, Brydone Hotel Oamaru offers a warm welcome, pleasant ambience and convenient facilities to make your stay a memorable one. GeneralBrydone Hotel Oamaru... More