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.
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.