YHA Oamaru

Description

YHA Oamaru, Red Kettle is a small, traditional and homely hostel located close to the Bushy Beach Scenic Reserve and just minutes from the Oamaru town centre and attractive Historic District. Oamaru is a charming coastal town between Christchurch and Dunedin, famous for its Victorian white stone architecture and penguin colonies. Both the blue penguin and the yellow-eyed penguin colonies are within easy walking distance from the YHA Oamaru hostel.

Backpacker accommodation at the YHA Oamaru hostel consists of double, twin and multi-share rooms. There is also a full range of backpacker facilities including a self-catering kitchen, comfortable lounge room and internet access. Relax and unwind in the garden over a BBQ or in front of the log fire in the evenings.

During summer, stay a few days in this friendly and welcoming backpacker hostel and experience all that Oamaru has to offer.

 

Quote

"YHA Oamaru is a small, pleasant and well-kept hostel close to the town centre." - The Rough Guide to New Zealand

By Bus/Shuttle

Intercity- 800m. Atomic Shuttles, Catch a Bus and Stray drop off and pick up at the hostel.

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • Penguins, penguins everywhere – colonies for the New Zealand blue penguins and yellow-eyed penguins are near the YHA Oamaru hostel.
  • The Victorian Historical District with its famous Oamaru white stone buildings is a wonderful place to amble along, and maybe ride a penny farthing bicycle too!
  • Lots of delicious local Oamaru fare to taste: the award winning Whitestone Cheese, malt whisky and locally produced North Otago wines.
  • Visit the strange and fascinating Moeraki Boulders just along the coast from Oamaru.
  • The Oamaru Public Gardens and the Forrester Gallery in its stunning Oamaru Stone building make lovely outings. 

Events

  • (May 1st - May 5th) Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. With her father the Duke banished ... Southland Museum and Art Gallery
  • (Apr 30th - May 1st) They say you can get lost in a good book. But it’s worse getting lost in a bad one…. The Bookbinder weaves shadow play, paper art, puppetry and music into a dark fairytale and inventive performance that will ... Repertory House
  • (May 1st - May 1st) New original work by the brightest choreographers. Same time, same place. Right Now. This annual performance season is all about supporting the ideas of emerging dance-makers – giving them a platform to experiment and ... SIT Centrestage Theatre
  • (Apr 3rd - Sep 4th) Fiddles, tin whistles, accordions, bodhrans, flutes, banjos, guitars... Join us at Waxy O Shea’s Irish Bar for our monthly Irish Music Sunday Session. No microphones, no stages just a group of musicians playing ... Waxy O'Shea's Irish Pub
  • (May 2nd - May 2nd) They say you can get lost in a good book. But it’s worse getting lost in a bad one…. The Bookbinder weaves shadow play, paper art, puppetry and music into a dark fairytale and inventive performance that will ... Tokanui Hall
  • (Feb 15th - Aug 15th) Are you looking to gain confidence in your computer skills? In this class you will gain support within specific areas of Computing. *The first 20 minutes will consist of a overview from the tutor in a specific ... Southern REAP Inc.