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

  • 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 ...
  • The Ross Ogilvy Trio (Nov 28th - Nov 28th) Modern jazz played by an award winning guitarist accompanied by an accomplished bass and drums.
  • Peta Mathias (Nov 29th - Nov 29th) Peta Mathias Live - A Woman's Recipe for Life A Comedy Show from one of New Zealand’s best loved personalities This brand new stage offering sees the return of "Her Fabulousness" with "A Woman's Recipe for ...
  • La Muse - Trip The Light Fantastic (Nov 29th - Nov 29th) Come and join us for our 2014 production, 'Trip the Light Fantastic' with the La Muse dancers showcasing classical ballet, jazz and contemporary works. A dance extravaganza, filled with fantastically talented ...
  • Te Waipounamu Marae Film Tour - Ōtautahi ki Awarua (Nov 29th - Nov 29th) Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga are thrilled to present a programme of over 20 moving image excerpts celebrating Ngāi Tahu history, screened in seven local marae. We invite you to ...
  • Te Waipounamu Marae Film Tour - Ōtautahi ki Awarua (Nov 29th - Nov 29th) Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga are thrilled to present a programme of over 20 moving image excerpts celebrating Ngāi Tahu history, screened in seven local marae. We invite you to ...