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
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • 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

  • (Aug 3rd - Aug 24th) An introductory 4 week course to use and grow an appreciation of Te Reo Maori and our unique Maori culture. This course will cover: Understand the form and vocabulary of Whakapapa (who we are). Recognise and use ... Southern REAP Inc.
  • (Aug 24th - Aug 27th) Motel, by New Zealand Playwright April Philips. Directed by Paul McPhail. One seedy motel room; four stories; eight people whose choices underscore the transience of life, love and death. Jenny needs the room to ... Gore Repertory Society
  • (Aug 18th - Oct 6th) Tutor: Chirstine O'Connor. This beginners class offers an opportunity to discover your hidden talents! Learn techniques in composition, colour and play around with different media to begin your artistic journey. A ... The James Cumming Wing
  • (Aug 11th - Sep 29th) The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) offers an invitation to move towards greater balance, choice and participation in life. Through mindfulness training we learn how to bring acceptance and curiosity to all of ... Te Tomairangi Marae
  • (Aug 24th - Sep 8th) The gallery at Anderson House is still closed to the public, but that's not stopping us from showcasing highlights from the City's art collection! 53 central city retailers and businesses have chosen artworks from ... Invercargill
  • (Aug 26th - Aug 26th) A workshop led by Funeral Director Nigel Edwards discussing preparing for death-paperwork required, information about burial, cremation and etc. Loss and Grief Centre