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 Air Force in Concert - with Mark Hadlow (Feb 28th - Feb 28th) The Royal New Zealand Air Force Band will be winging its way across New Zealand to perform in Invercargill for the first time in well over a decade. Featuring the inimitable Director of Music, Simon Brew, and the ...
  • The Road to Rack and Ruin Tour (Feb 28th - Feb 28th) Scurvy Dogs Silly Drunken Bastards Infinite Justice
  • St Peters College Fair (Mar 1st - Mar 1st) Major fundraiser for the year for the school. Family event, something for everyone. More than $10,000 in prizes to be won from the chocolate wheel, tom bola, and raffles. Home baking, desserts, smoothies, wraps, bbq, ...
  • Sol3 Mio (Mar 3rd - Mar 3rd) Following the unprecedented success of their album tour earlier this year and a whirlwind of international releases, Civic Events is proud to present the return of opera sensations Sol3 Mio to New Zealand. Sol3 Mio ...
  • Sport Southland 5K Series (Feb 11th - Mar 11th) Sport Southland 5K Series Take on a 5km run or walk around the Waihopai Floodbanks on Wednesday nights, and get a chip time each week so you can track your progress! It’s fun, it’s achievable and it’s for ...
  • Nappy Lady Workshop (Mar 8th - Mar 8th) Waste Free parenting - It is not just about nappies! During this 2 hour seminar you will get lots of exciting and inspirational education around ways you can minimize waste at home especially with a baby and you will ...