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Brydone Hotel Oamaru
8.1 Excellent
115 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre, Oamaru, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 966 reviews
8.1

Set in Oamaru, Brydone Hotel Oamaru is located an easy drive from Kakanui and Weston. Just a short stroll from Forrester Gallery, it provides stylish rooms equipped with a private bathroom, a refrigerator and a mini bar.

AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru
8.7 Excellent
252 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre, Oamaru, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 437 reviews
8.7

AAA Thames Court Motel offers 3-star accommodation in Oamaru. It also provides a kids club, a lake and a playground.

Highfield Mews Motel
8.8 Excellent
26 Exe Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.8 km from city centre, Oamaru, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 624 reviews
8.8

Highfield Mews Motel is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to a Jacuzzi. It also provides a beauty centre, an express check-in and check-out feature and valet parking.

Poshtel
8.9 Excellent
126 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre, Oamaru, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 787 reviews
8.9

Poshtel is located in Oamaru and offers free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

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Cheapest month:April
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Oamaru:€73/night
Cheapest price found:€42/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Thursday
€51 - €105
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
€72 - €93
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About Oamaru

Famed for its colony of blue penguins, Oamaru is the largest town in North Otago. It’s home to a fantastical steampunk museum and 19th-century public gardens and is near the world-renowned Moeraki Boulders.

Things to do in Oamaru

Explore the creative contraptions and art installations at Steampunk HQ, a unique art gallery in the former Meeks Grain Elevator Building. Admire the coin-operated "steampunk" engine that greets visitors outside the building, then witness the bizarre machinery and converted train carriages displayed inside.

Want to see some of the smallest penguins in the world? Visit the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony to watch as they waddle to shore at dusk while you listen to live commentary. Alternatively, visit during the day to explore their nesting environment and view the nesting boxes while learning about the unique lifestyle of the blue penguin.

Stroll through the historic Oamaru Public Gardens to see colourful flower beds, native gardens and grassy lawns that stretch around Oamaru Creek. Visit the centrepiece rose garden and wander across the bright-red bridge of the Chinese garden, then admire the Italian marble fountain on the main entrance lawns.

Marvel at the Moeraki Boulders, a group of naturally eroded spherical boulders along a stretch of beach to the south of Oamaru. Learn about the Maori legend of the Arai-te-uru sailing canoe, whose contents were washed ashore during a wreck and transformed into the boulders seen today.

Getting around Oamaru

Oamaru is around 1.5 hour’s drive north of Dunedin Airport and three hours from Christchurch Airport, with trains connecting to the centre of Christchurch. Oamaru lies at the end of the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail from Aoraki/Mount Cook and the town centre is compact enough to explore on foot.

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  • What are the best hotels in Oamaru?

    Oamaru is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Brydone Hotel Oamaru, which has a current rating of 8.1. For other potential stays, consider Northstar Motel and Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru, which can also be great places to stay in Oamaru.