Beginning of main content
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Oamaru Holidays

Oamaru needs to be part of any good plan. Thinking about booking? Let us help you with a couple of great Wotif recommendations.

You work hard for your money, so don't fritter it away — Wotif is here to help.

Let us bundle your accommodation and flights into a tidy little package deal.

See more in Oamaru with the extra finances!

If you book now, you could save as much as NZ$397^. And look at the choices you have; with more than 550 airlines and 665,000 worldwide properties, it's simple to create your ideal holiday.

Wotif has some of the most competitive prices online. So quit daydreaming and start creating new memories.

Oamaru Holidays

Approximately 13 000 people call this locality home.

You will find this area approximately 520 kilometres to the southwest of Wellington. It's also about 6 kilometres to the north of Awamoa.

While staying in Oamaru, you can keep the little tackers content with the array of family activities available. Three of the most popular picks around are Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, the Totara Estate and Penguine Colony.

Oamaru Gardens is a convenient place in which to get away from the urban jungle. Bring along a book or simply watch the clouds roll by for a while.

Bushy Beach is a shoreline in the area. which is popular among diehard beachgoers.

Whether you and your friends are adventure enthusiasts or you simply love being out in the wilderness, a visit to some of the nature reserves won't disappoint. The terrain and outlooks at both Moeraki Boulders and Shag Point Scenic Reserve are sure to impress every visitor.

No city on this planet has fantastic weather each and every day. Certainly, this holds true for Oamaru too. If you're looking for some cover on a miserable day, one of the local museums could be just what you need. If you're not captivated by what's on at the Steam Train, it's possible you'll find what you're looking for at the Auto Museum.

Do you think of yourself as a bit of an art critic? A chilled out day spend taking in the local galleries might be in order. The Forrester Gallery and the Grainstore Gallery feature a collection of alluring works that will get the creative juices flowing.

Those who are fascinated by stories of long-ago should spend an educational afternoon at the North Otago Museum.

The locals in this area are very proud of their past, and they have taken great care to maintain the historic sites that remain here. A good spot to start your tour of these sites is at Totara Estate or Janet Frame House. The National Bank is also worth taking a look at if you can fit it in to your schedule.

Make sure you have chance to see the most famous lighthouse, Moeraki Lighthouse.

At Whitestone Cheese Factory you can hang with the locals, browse the shops and give that wallet of yours some time in the spotlight.

You can find a handful of other less-known tourist spots here if you are keen to see some more unassuming attractions. We'd suggest the Macraes Gold Mine or the Woolstore Complex as handy locations to pass some time. The NZ Malt Whisky Company and the Steampunk HQ can also be worth a look if you want to see it all.

Top Oamaru Hotels

Highfield Mews Motel

Highfield Mews Motel

26 Exe Street, Oamaru
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.6 out of 5 (36 reviews)

    Located in the heart of Oamaru, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Whitestone Cheese Factory and Janet Frame House. Oamaru Gardens and Oamaru Harbour are ...

    from NZ$161

    Poshtel

    Poshtel

    126 Thames Street, Oamaru, Otago
      3.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.9 out of 5 (16 reviews)

      Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of North Otago Museum, Oamaru Hospital and Janet Frame House. Whitestone Cheese Factory ...

      from NZ$196

      AAA Thames Court Motel

      AAA Thames Court Motel

      252 Thames Street, Oamaru
        3.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.5 out of 5 (42 reviews)

        Located in the heart of Oamaru, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Whitestone Cheese Factory, North Otago Museum and Oamaru Hospital. Janet Frame House ...

        from NZ$125

        Oamaru Motor Lodge

        Oamaru Motor Lodge

        391 Thames Highway, Oamaru
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.8 out of 5 (159 reviews)

          Situated in Oamaru, this motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Whitestone Cheese Factory, Janet Frame House and North Otago Museum. Oamaru Hospital and Woolstore ...

          from NZ$145

          Northstar Motel

          Northstar Motel

          495A Thames Highway, Oamaru
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.7 out of 5 (195 reviews)

            Situated in Oamaru, this motel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Whitestone Cheese Factory, Janet Frame House and Oamaru Hospital. Woolstore Complex and Grainstore ...

            from NZ$150

            Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru

            Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru

            346 Thames Highway, Oamaru
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.4 out of 5 (87 reviews)

              Located in the heart of Oamaru, this motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Whitestone Cheese Factory, Janet Frame House and North Otago Museum. Oamaru Hospital and ...

              from NZ$98

              Brydone Hotel Oamaru

              Brydone Hotel Oamaru

              115 Thames Street, Oamaru
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.2 out of 5 (145 reviews)

                Located in the heart of Oamaru, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from North Otago Museum and Oamaru Hospital. Forrester Gallery and St Lukes Anglican Church ...

                from NZ$150

                289 Midway Motel

                289 Midway Motel

                289 Thames Street, Oamaru
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.1 out of 5 (44 reviews)

                  Situated in Oamaru, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Whitestone Cheese Factory, North Otago Museum and Forrester Gallery. Janet Frame House and St Lukes ...

                  from NZ$120

                  Alpine Motel

                  Alpine Motel

                  285 Thames Street, Oamaru
                    2.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.2 out of 5 (51 reviews)

                    Located in the heart of Oamaru, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Whitestone Cheese Factory, North Otago Museum and Oamaru Hospital. Forrester Gallery ...

                    from NZ$111

                    Bella Vista Motel Oamaru

                    Bella Vista Motel Oamaru

                    206 Thames Street, Oamaru
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.5 out of 5 (156 reviews)

                      Situated in the historical district, this eco-friendly motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oamaru Gardens and Oamaru Harbour. Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony and Bushy ...

                      from NZ$131

                      Top Flight Deals

                      Prices found within past 7 days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

                      ^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.co.nz from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

                      *Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
                      ^Eligibility requirements and conditions apply.