What to See, Do, Eat & Drink
Legacy Building Fund
8 Harbour Street
Whitestone City is a Victorian Heritage centre where you can explore the rich history of Oamaru and all of it's characters. It is interactive and fun!
1 Thames St, Oamaru
For comprehensive, up-to-date information & a New Zealand-wide booking service for activities, attractions, accommodation and transport.
Phone: 03 434 1656
Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
2 Waterfront Rd, Harbour Area, Oamaru
See the world's smallest penguins, in their natural environment - up close in their nest boxes during the day, or swimming in from sea and walking into the colony during the evening.
Phone: 03 433 1195
Oamaru Farmers' Market
Tyne St, Harbour Area, Oamaru
Visit the Farmers' Market every Sunday between 9.30am & 1pm to meet the growers, farmers & producers of the best seasonal produce the Waitaki region has to offer.
Oamaru Steam & Rail
Itchen St, Oamaru
Take a journey back in time, and enjoy train travel the way it used to be, with Oamaru Steam and Rail. Also available for charters. Trains depart from 11:00am on Sunday running days.
Phone: 027 277 4678
Penguins Crossing Tours
4 Wansbeck St, Oamaru
The ultimate in penguin viewing tours. See the rare Yellow Eyed Penguin & the Little Blue Penguin in their natural habitat. A number of tour options to suit your length of stay in Oamaru
Scotts Brewing Co.
1 Wansbeck St, Oamaru
Naturally brewed premium craft beer made in Oamaru. Group tours, beer tastings, takeaway tap beers and a brew bar!
Phone: 03 434 2244
1 Itchen St, Oamaru
New Zealand's premiere Steampunk experience! New gallery NOW OPEN featuring bronze sculptures and paintings.
The Photo Shoppe Studio
The Woolstore Complex, Harbour St
Heritage costume portraits, passport photos, family portraits and weddings.
(Closed Mon and Sat).
Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail
The A2O Cycle Trail is truly one of New Zealand's great rides! Over 300km starting from Aoraki/Mt Cook & finishing at Oamaru Harbour. Allow 4-6 days for the entire ride or try out a day excursion
Forrester Gallery / The Art Bank
9 Thames St, Oamaru
A unique interplay of art and architecture within a stunning 1884 Whitestone former bank.
Phone: 03 433 0853
Friendly Bay Boat Society
27 Tyne St, Oamaru
Boating and harbour enthusiasts who organise events on the harbour and provide a display of boats & maritime artifacts - open on weekends.