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

  • The Irish Rovers: Farewell to Rovin' Tour (Oct 20th - Oct 20th) It has been a long and magical journey for these Irish lads, and the magic continues. Due to YouTube, their Drunken Sailor song reached a new young audience, with over 10,000,000 hits. In 2012, Rovers songwriter/producer ...
  • YWCA Encore (Oct 14th - Dec 2nd) Holding up those who are healing – helping breast cancer survivors through support and exercise. For women who have experienced breast cancer, the associated physical effects can be extremely challenging. Side ...
  • Blowout Comedy Presents Horrible, Horrible Human Being (Oct 23rd - Oct 23rd) Blowout Comedy presents a one hour solo comedy show with Dan Brader "Horrible, Horrible Human Being" Dan Brader is a horrible, horrible human being. He mooches off friends and family and leads a debauched, ...
  • Roger Hall's You Can Always Hand Them Back (Oct 23rd - Oct 23rd) Fortune Theatre in Dunedin and The Court Theatre in Christchurch are proud to present the Otago and Southland tour of You Can Always Hand Them Back Written by Roger Hall, music and lyrics by Peter ...
  • Daniel Monteath & Michelle Lange (Feb 28th - Dec 12th) Michelle Lange has been named Kelvin Hotel Southland Entertainer of the Year 2014. Daniel Monteath Keyboardist of the Year. If you haven't seen these fantastic musicians perform come along to Level One bar and check them ...
  • Fiordland Arts Society - Multi Media Art Exhibition (Oct 24th - Oct 27th) We are thrilled to have Sam Mahon as our guest artist for this exhibition. Sam is a highly successful sculptor, painter, author and environmentalist. The public will be able to meet Sam in person and hear him speak at ...

YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.

Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.