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.

Get directions on Google

  • 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

  • Nappy Lady Workshop (Mar 8th - Mar 8th) Waste Free parenting - It is not just about nappies! During this 2 hour seminar you will get lots of exciting and inspirational education around ways you can minimize waste at home especially with a baby and you will ...
  • Nappy Lady Workshop (Mar 9th - Mar 9th) Waste Free parenting - It is not just about nappies! During this 2 hour seminar you will get lots of exciting and inspirational education around ways you can minimize waste at home especially with a baby and you will ...
  • Bella Kalolo (Mar 10th - Mar 10th) Bella Kalolo Band. Bella’s velvety voice will explode into passionate and soulful vocals that will warm your heart and leave you longing for more. Recently she sang with the legendary Chaka Khan at 2014 Sydney ...
  • Sport Southland 5K Series (Feb 11th - Mar 11th) Sport Southland 5K Series Take on a 5km run or walk around the Waihopai Floodbanks on Wednesday nights, and get a chip time each week so you can track your progress! It’s fun, it’s achievable and it’s for ...
  • NZSO presents: Freddy Kempf's Beethoven (Mar 12th - Mar 12th) The Piano Concertos Principal Partner Newstalk ZB Freddy Kempf Conductor | Piano Beethoven Egmont Overture Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major It’s a ...
  • Gish vs. Mincer (Mar 13th - Mar 13th) The Bros are on the run in the South Island during the month of March Gish: The Rockstar of New Zealand Comedy is without doubt one of the funniest bro-fessional comedians in NZ today. Mincer of Mangamuka is ...