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

  • (Feb 9th - Feb 13th) Twelfth Night, directed by Jonathan Tucker is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. Edited down to just a couple of hours, the play's setting in Queens Park is the perfect summertime event. Bring a picnic and ... Queens Park
  • (Feb 9th - Feb 19th) Sessions for preschool children (over 2 years old) to build water confidence by having fun! An introduction to basic swimming skills; Bubbles, Kicking and Arms. Run in two groups... - New to the Water (12.30 - ... Central Southland College
  • (Feb 10th - Feb 10th) As an inspirational nutrition coach, Sherry has developed a program to help people empower themselves to change their lives around food forever. 'Diets' don't work, but changing the way you think about food does. Got to ... Club Southland
  • (Feb 10th - Feb 12th) The Southern Field Days, held at Waimumu (12km from Gore), is the biggest event on the farming calendar for the South Island and the second largest field days in New Zealand, attracting just under 40,000 visitors over ... Southern Field Days
  • (Feb 11th - Mar 3rd) Expand your sewing skills with this intermediate level 4-week course. Expand on your developing sewing skills. Gain confidence to utilise your sewing knowledge in a productive way. "If you have your own sewing ... St Patricks School Nightcaps
  • (Feb 13th - Feb 14th) Event 1 Beekeeping Field Day hosted by Southland Bee Society Inc For All Beekeepers When Saturday 13th February 2016 Where Limehills School Centre Bush Southland To register go to ... Limehills School