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Oamaru, New Zealand
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Alpine Motel
Alpine Motel
7.9 Good
285 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre, Oamaru 
GoodBased on 255 reviews
7.9

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

Brydone Hotel Oamaru
Brydone Hotel Oamaru
8.1 Excellent
115 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 798 reviews
8.1

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
Highfield Mews Motel
8.9 Excellent
26 Exe Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.8 km from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 666 reviews
8.9

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

AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru
AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru
8.9 Excellent
252 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 379 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.

Northstar Motel
Northstar Motel
8.8 Excellent
495A Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
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3.2 km from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 326 reviews
8.8

Northstar Motel provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Oamaru. It also offers luggage storage, meeting rooms and a playground.

Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru
Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru
8.5 Excellent
346 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
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2.0 km from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 694 reviews
8.5

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 playground and a 24-hour reception.

289 Midway Motel
289 Midway Motel
8.0 Excellent
289 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 861 reviews
8.0

Situated in Oamaru, 289 Midway Motel is an easy drive from Kakanui and Weston. The numerous facilities this art deco motel offers include highchairs, luggage storage and a playground.

Eden Gardens Motel
Eden Gardens Motel
7.5 Good
14 Joy Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.6 km from city centre, Oamaru 
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.

Riverside Haven Lodge & Holiday Park
Riverside Haven Lodge & Holiday Park
8.6 Excellent
Oamaru, New Zealand
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22.2 km from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 89 reviews
8.6

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.

Empire Hotel Backpackers
Empire Hotel Backpackers
8.6 Excellent
13 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 350 reviews
8.6

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.

Tips for booking a Oamaru hotel

Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Oamaru:$124/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$63/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Friday
$101 - $153
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$97 - $150
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Empire Hotel Backpackers
Empire Hotel Backpackers
8.6 Excellent
13 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre,  

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.

$30
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Eden Gardens Motel
Eden Gardens Motel
7.5 Good
14 Joy Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.6 km from city centre,  

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

$101
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Riverside Haven Lodge & Holiday Park
Riverside Haven Lodge & Holiday Park
8.6 Excellent
Oamaru, New Zealand
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22.2 km from city centre,  

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.

$105
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289 Midway Motel
289 Midway Motel
8.0 Excellent
289 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre,  

Situated in Oamaru, 289 Midway Motel is an easy drive from Kakanui and Weston. The numerous facilities this art deco motel offers include highchairs, luggage storage and a playground.

$114
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Alpine Motel
Alpine Motel
7.9 Good
285 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre,  

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

$117
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AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru
AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru
8.9 Excellent
252 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre,  

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

$117
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Brydone Hotel Oamaru
Brydone Hotel Oamaru
8.1 Excellent
115 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre,  

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.

$134
Avg. per night
Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru
Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru
8.5 Excellent
346 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
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2.0 km from city centre,  

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 playground and a 24-hour reception.

$137
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Hotel prices in Oamaru

3 stars

$101 - $134

Brydone Hotel Oamaru

No. 1 most popular

$134
Avg. per night
289 Midway Motel

No. 2 most popular

289 Midway Motel
8.0 Excellent
$114
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Eden Gardens Motel

Best value

$101
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4 stars and up

$137 - $155

Asure Ambassador Motor Lodge

No. 1 most popular

$141
Avg. per night
Highfield Mews Motel

No. 2 most popular

$155
Avg. per night
Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru

Best value

$137
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Oamaru

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 507 reviews. Asure Ambassador Motor Lodge (9.2 from 271 reviews) and Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru (8.5 from 694 reviews) are also highly rated Oamaru hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • How much is a hotel in Oamaru tonight?

    A hotel in Oamaru tonight has an average price of $132, but some deals have been found for as low as $70 in HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. Prices in Oamaru are changing frequently. The best price found for a 4-star Oamaru hotel for tonight has been $80.