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

  • Eggner Trio (Sep 24th - Sep 24th) Georg Eggner, violin Florian Eggner, cello Christoph Eggner, piano Freshness, vitality and romance from three brothers who have been playing together since childhood. Much-loved in New Zealand, the family trio of ...
  • 400kw Holden V8 Race Drive Experience (Sep 23rd - Sep 26th) If you have ever wanted to experience the absolute extreme thrill of driving a fully race modified 400kw 5700cc V8 Holden race car then this is definitely for you! Experience life in the fast lane as one of our ...
  • 400kw Holden V8 Hot Laps (Sep 23rd - Sep 26th) If you have ever wanted to experience the absolute extreme thrill of being driven 'flat out' by a professional driver in a fully race modified 400kw 5700cc V8 Holden race car. Then this is definitely for ...
  • NZ Advanced Driver Training Course (Sep 23rd - Sep 26th) The NZ Advanced Driver Training Course is New Zealand's premier advanced driver training. We operate and conduct courses nationwide, utilising driver training venues in Pukekohe, Taupo, Manawatu, Christchurch & ...
  • 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 ...
  • Southland Competitions Society - Ballet & Modern (Sep 26th - Sep 29th) Southland Competitions Society run competitions across 8 art forms. Vocal, speech and drama and modern and ballet are both held over the same weekend, commencing on the 26th September 2014. The ballet and modern ...

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.