Located in North Otago, Oamaru is a beautiful little town with a great history of colonial architecture and one of the best places in which to see the famed little blue penguins of the area. Oamaru is easily reached by car, just around three hours away from Christchurch. It’s also possible to schedule a flight to Oamaru, although there are no scheduled flights to or from the city.
There are many companies who arrange tours of the area, especially for those interested in seeing the little blue penguins, and the Oamaru i-SITE Visitor Center
is the best place to gather all the necessary information for arranging the right tour. While in Oamaru, don’t miss a chance to arrange a scenic flight over the area, sure to be a spectacular way to spend the day.
To get a glimpse of the area’s history and culture, head to one of the area’s museums such as North Otago Museum
, which houses exhibits and artifacts that detail the history and culture of this region.
There’s much more to see and do in Oamaru, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to explore where the attractions and hotels can be found in this exciting city.