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Bella Vista Motel Oamaru
Bella Vista Motel Oamaru
7.8 Good
206 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre, Oamaru 
GoodBased on 413 reviews
7.8

Bella Vista Motel Oamaru is located in Oamaru and is close to St. Kevin's College. It is moments from the beach and provides comfortable 4-star accommodation.

Oamaru Motor Lodge
Oamaru Motor Lodge
9.0 Excellent
391 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
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1.9 km from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 494 reviews
9.0

Oamaru Motor Lodge is situated on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi and a free shuttle service. The various amenities this charming motel offers include luggage storage, a concierge and a ticket service.

AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru
AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru
8.8 Excellent
252 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 362 reviews
8.8

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
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 909 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.

Poshtel
Poshtel
9.1 Excellent
126 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 767 reviews
9.1

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

Old Bones Lodge
Old Bones Lodge
8.9 Excellent
468 Beach Road, Oamaru, New Zealand
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5.7 km from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 228 reviews
8.9

Old Bones Lodge is situated on South Island and offers 5-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi. It also provides a garden, a swimming pool and a library.

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 252 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 819 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 635 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.

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 348 reviews
8.8

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

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Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Oamaru:$128/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$65/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Friday
$104 - $158
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$100 - $155
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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.

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  • What are the best hotels in Oamaru?

    Empire Backpackers is a very popular hotel in Oamaru, with a score of 8.7 from 322 reviews. Bella Vista Motel Oamaru (7.8 from 413 reviews) and Oamaru Top 10 Holiday Park (8.7 from 455 reviews) are also highly rated Oamaru hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.