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Asure Ambassador Motor Lodge
9.2 Excellent

1.4 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 238 reviews
9.2

ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge offers 4-star accommodation in Oamaru. It also features a playground, room service and luggage storage.

Oamaru Top 10 Holiday Park
8.7 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 483 reviews
8.7

Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday Park provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Oamaru. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru
8.9 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 333 reviews
8.9

AAA Thames Court Motel offers 4-star accommodation in Oamaru. It also provides a kids club, a lake and a 24-hour reception.

289 Midway Motel
8.1 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 601 reviews
8.1

Situated in Oamaru, 289 Midway Motel is an easy drive from Kakanui and Weston. The numerous facilities this art deco motel offers include room service, highchairs and laundry facilities.

Alpine Motel
8.0 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 218 reviews
8.0

Alpine Motel offers 3.5-star accommodation in Oamaru. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to sightsee in the area.

Brydone Hotel Oamaru
8.2 Excellent

0.2 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 643 reviews
8.2

Brydone Hotel Oamaru offers 3-star accommodation in Oamaru. The multiple amenities this historic hotel has to offer include meeting rooms, a coffee bar and a beauty centre.

Highfield Mews Motel
9.0 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 601 reviews
9.0

Highfield Mews Motel offers 4-star accommodation in Oamaru. It also provides a beauty centre, valet parking and a 24-hour reception.

Northstar Motel
8.8 Excellent

3.1 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 259 reviews
8.8

Northstar Motel is situated on South Island and provides 4-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It also offers room service, luggage storage and meeting rooms.

Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru
8.6 Excellent

2.0 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 595 reviews
8.6

Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides a beauty centre, a 24-hour reception and babysitting/child services.

Eden Gardens Motel
7.5 Good

0.6 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

GoodBased on 4 reviews
7.5

Eden Gardens Motel is located in Oamaru and offers free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

Tips for booking a Oamaru hotel

Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Oamaru:$119/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$61/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Friday
$97 - $141
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$93 - $140
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Oamaru Backpackers
9.1 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

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

$33
Avg. per night
Empire Backpackers
8.6 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

Empire Hotel Backpackers is situated in Oamaru and features free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

$69
Avg. per night
Oamaru Top 10 Holiday Park
8.7 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday Park provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Oamaru. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

$74
Avg. per night
Eden Gardens Motel
7.5 Good

0.6 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

Eden Gardens Motel is located in Oamaru and offers free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

$98
Avg. per night
Riverside Haven Lodge & Holiday Park
8.7 Excellent

22.2 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

Within a 40-minute car trip of Oamaru Airport, Riverside Haven Lodge & Holiday Park offers a swimming pool and complimentary wireless internet. It also features babysitting/child services, a playground and room service.

$103
Avg. per night
Northstar Motel
8.8 Excellent

3.1 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

Northstar Motel is situated on South Island and provides 4-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It also offers room service, luggage storage and meeting rooms.

$104
Avg. per night
289 Midway Motel
8.1 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

Situated in Oamaru, 289 Midway Motel is an easy drive from Kakanui and Weston. The numerous facilities this art deco motel offers include room service, highchairs and laundry facilities.

$107
Avg. per night
Alpine Motel
8.0 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Oamaru Show on map

Alpine Motel offers 3.5-star accommodation in Oamaru. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to sightsee in the area.

$113
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Oamaru

3 stars

$98 - $126

No. 1 most popular

$124
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

289 Midway Motel
8.1 Excellent
$107
Avg. per night

Best value

$98
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$104 - $150

No. 1 most popular

$142
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$137
Avg. per night

Best value

Northstar Motel
8.8 Excellent
$104
Avg. per night

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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

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 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.

Oamaru travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Oamaru?

    Oamaru Top 10 Holiday Park is a very popular hotel in Oamaru, with a score of 8.7 from 483 reviews. Asure Ambassador Motor Lodge (9.2 from 238 reviews) and Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru (8.6 from 595 reviews) are also highly rated Oamaru hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • How much do hotels in Oamaru cost?

    Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around $161/night is normal for a hotel in Oamaru.

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    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Oamaru hotels have prices starting from as low as $19/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.

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