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 Big Band Era (Jan 29th - Jan 29th) Discover the Era of the Big Band as our singers and 'Glen Miller' band present hits from big band icons: Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Henry Mancini and greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Frank ...
  • Southland Buskers Festival (Jan 29th - Feb 1st) The sixth annual Southland Buskers Festival, one of the region’s most accessible and entertaining events. We’re pleased to be back with a fantastic line up of highly skilled international and national, street and ...
  • Niagara Burns Night (Jan 31st - Jan 31st) Look out the tartan and come on out to a family night to celebrate Robbie Burns birthday. BYO, live music and dancing. For more information contact Steven Hayes 03 2468 446
  • An Extraordinary Evening with Jeanette Wilson (Feb 2nd - Feb 2nd) TV medium Jeanette Wilson passes on messages from loved ones who have passed over and also shows how advanced spirit world beings can work through her to heal audience members. See Jeanette's You Tube channel for ...
  • An Extraordinary Evening with Jeanette Wilson (Feb 3rd - Feb 3rd) TV medium Jeanette Wilson passes on messages from loved ones who have passed over and also shows how advanced spirit world beings can work through her to heal audience members. See Jeanette's You Tube channel for ...
  • Waitangi Day Concert - Sounds of Aoteoroa (Feb 6th - Feb 6th) Join popular bands, The Yardmen and Lipstick for a dynamic afternoon's concert to celebrate our national day. Bring a picnic and rugs and plenty of sun screen and settle in for the best sounds that Aotearoa has produced. ...