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

  • Gore Christmas at the Races (Dec 21st - Dec 21st) Want a seriously good Christmas party this festive season? Get your crew on-course for Christmas at the Races! There are a range of hospitality packages to suit any group’s size, style and budget. Book in, sit ...
  • Christmas Eve Service (Dec 24th - Dec 24th) With Christmas Carols from some of the town's top musicians, video clips, bible readings, giveaways for each child, coffee and cake to follow the service etc. Celebrate Christmas with us!
  • Interislander Summer Festival Gore Trots (Dec 27th - Dec 27th) Nothing says summer like a family day out at the races. Family picnics, jandals, deck chairs and chilly bins - it’s a classic kiwi summer’s day out. Interislander Summer Festival provides the festive atmosphere to ...
  • Julian Temple Band (Dec 27th - Dec 27th) Having spent the last year on the United States' West Coast, alt-blues and folk-noir artist Julian Temple and his band are back together to raise funds for a new album with an extensive New Zealand summer touring ...
  • Julian Temple Band / Left Or Right (Dec 31st - Dec 31st) Having spent the last year on the United States' West Coast, alt-blues and folk-noir artist Julian Temple and his band are back together to raise funds for a new album with an extensive New Zealand summer touring ...
  • New Years Eve Hoedown (Dec 31st - Dec 31st) A great family night out with live music at a small country hall. Supper is provided but BYO alcohol. Progress Valley Possum Picker members will feature in the musical lineup. More info contact Marylyn Hayes 03 2468 ...