Oamaru, New Zealand

Oamaru is a coastal town in the Otago region of New Zealand’s South Island.

Stopping at Oamaru during your south island travels potentially provides many days worth of activities and sightseeing.

Oamaru Activities

A number of fantastic festivals are held in Oamaru throughout the year, so if your visit coincide with one then you’re in for a unique treat.

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

Oamaru’s famous colony of Blue Penguins is a must-see for nature and wildlife lovers while you’re in town. Local volunteers have worked for over 20 years to make the old harbour quarry a suitable place for the penguins to breed. Tours are the best and most ethical way to see these gorgeous birds in Oamaru.

Oamaru Harbour

Oamaru Public Gardens

Oamaru Eateries

Oamaru Golf Courses

Oamaru Jazz Festival

Oamaru Steampunk Festival

Oamaru Victorian Festival