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

  • Heritage Harvest Festival (Mar 28th - Mar 29th) Interactive displays, workshops (start at 9.30), Competitions & activities! Celebrating Southland’s home harvest. Bring along your best or most interesting fruit & vegetables for the display or just come to look & ...
  • Skippers & Beyond by John Gillies (Mar 19th - Apr 11th) Skippers & Beyond By John Gillies Opens 3rd March 2015 -Closes 11th April 2015 Galleries 1& 2 An exhibition by palette knife artist John Gillies! Christchurch Artist John Gillies has an incredible talent for ...
  • H&J Wai Try (Mar 29th - Mar 29th) H&J’s Wai Try – Sunday 29th March 2015 Mountain bike, walk or run your way around the some great courses, based at the Waihopai Floodbanks, in the H&J’s Wai Try. Or take on a duathlon! There are plenty of ...
  • Big Rides (Mar 29th - Mar 29th) Big Rides for kids of all ages - trucks, tractors, fire engines, graders, bouncy castles... You name it! Rain, hail or shine - indoor area available. Food and drinks for sale. Full adult supervision required - no more ...
  • SGCNZ Southland Regional UOSW Shakespeare Festival (Mar 30th - Mar 30th) 5500 high school actors, directors and designers will present scenes and excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays in 23 regions throughout the country, from Northland to Southland! Performances are 5 minutes (student ...
  • Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side (Mar 31st - Mar 31st) Answers from the Other Side is the sensational live show from gifted psychic medium Sue Nicholson. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift ...