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
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • 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

  • (Sep 23rd - Sep 26th) Southland Competitions Society run competitions across 8 art forms. Vocal, Instrumental,Speech and Drama and Ballet and Modern dance are all held over the same weekend, commencing on the 23rd September 2016. Vocal and ... Civic Theatre
  • (Sep 26th - Oct 1st) Roger Hall, our most prolific and successful playwright, magically analyses with great accuracy the foibles and anxieties of middle New Zealand and he does so often with great hilarity. A Shortcut to Happiness is a ... Repertory House
  • (Sep 6th - Oct 11th) Designed for those who have a digital camera and want to go beyond ‘point & shoot’: Includes an introduction to basic editing of images and pointers to go further. Some of the subjects covered include styles of ... Senior Citizens Rooms
  • (Sep 27th - Sep 28th) The theatrical and comedic talents of Gregory Cooper and Mark Hadlow, who together devised the uproariously funny MAMIL (Middle Aged Men in Lycra), have been at work again. Who else could be charged with bringing to life ... Civic Theatre
  • (Aug 18th - Oct 6th) Tutor: Chirstine O'Connor. This beginners class offers an opportunity to discover your hidden talents! Learn techniques in composition, colour and play around with different media to begin your artistic journey. A ... The James Cumming Wing
  • (Aug 11th - Sep 29th) The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) offers an invitation to move towards greater balance, choice and participation in life. Through mindfulness training we learn how to bring acceptance and curiosity to all of ... Te Tomairangi Marae