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
  • Book Exchange
  • Communal Dining Area
  • Communal Lounge
  • Food Storage
  • Free Movies
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Guitar
  • Hair Dryers
  • Herb Garden
  • Hot Water Bottles
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Recycling Stations
  • Street 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

  • (May 15th - Jul 3rd) This course offers explorations in a variety of watercolour techniques: - Understanding of colour tonal values - Developing confidence with colour - Introductions to various brushwork and washes, and layering of ... Southland Workers’ Educational Association
  • (May 8th - Jun 26th) Bring your own Ukulele, pen and paper. Some ukuleles will be available to try on the first night before you purchase. Southland Workers’ Educational Association
  • (May 30th - May 30th) Queen - It’s a Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘Under ... Civic Theatre
  • (May 30th - May 30th) The 3rd annual Big Bike Film Night, sees us get bigger, better and riding into Invercargill to entertain bike lovers young and the not so young. Yes! What’s the Big Bike Film Night all about? Sharing the best ... SIT Centrestage Theatre
  • (May 9th - Jan 2nd 2018) Classes generally occur weekly other than on public holidays. Please call us on 0800 663 463 to register. Southland Hospital
  • (May 9th - Jul 4th) This course caters for Beginner and Intermediate Cake Decorators. Create unique and professional Special occasion cakes. Learn the proper decorating techniques of: - Covering Boards - Preparing the tins for ... Southland Workers’ Educational Association