Downtown Oamaru, New Zealand









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Things to do in Oamaru, New Zealand

Main Street of old Downtown Oamaru speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Oamaru the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Oamaru brings meaning to leisure time while enjoying the local yarn shop and wandering through in amazement with the different fibers and vast array of colors. Signing up for a class is easy and fun and serves as a great getaway for a few hours to enjoy the company of fellow knitters.

Downtown Oamaru has the perfect game shop for both young and old. Your friends and family will enjoy hours of entertainment with a wide selection of board games, card games and games of skill. A perfect stop for travellers with kids and those seeking a new adventure for game night.

Downtown Oamaru shopping is better than online shopping so that you can touch, feel, smell and taste as an experience with an item before deciding to purchase it for yourself or as a gift. Local merchants have hand selected their inventory to provide a unique selection for your downtown.

Downtown Oamaru micro breweries have popped up in downtown corridors to quench the thirst of local or traveller whos is looking for a one-of-a-kind experience for suds brewed on site. If you are looking for a light beer or something randy and dark, you are sure to find a wide assortment of options to choose from.

Why do you love downtown?

Michelle Reesey
Haven't been there yet. Trip is planned in April.

Cathrine Sutton
Cute shops

Taylor Stainbrook
I've never been to Spicewood but my sisters and I will be coming on June 2nd for a sister vacay weekend.

Tim Dygert
Very cool stores.

Ann Kimball
We are going to be visiting Rockport for our upcoming wedding anniversary!

Restaurants in Oamaru, New Zealand



Downtown Oamaru Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Oamaru can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Policies vary on the availability of pet friendly rooms to it is wise to be open, honest and upfront during the booking process. You may find yourself kicked out or even paying a large deposit if you are not in a pet-friendly hotel and bring one anyway. New ADA laws are fuzzy though as service animals are not required to be documented and proprietors are legally not allowed to ask if the animal is a pet vs. a service animal.

Ask to be placed opposite of any roadways. Road noise can be a constant source of pollution which may not be a noticeable problem during the day but reveals itself at night. Don't be afraid to request a room change to get a better sleep.

Other sources of noise can be opening and closing trash dumpsters and also during collection by garbage trucks. Another great question is if they have any renovation plans, or underway that could affect your ability to relax. Pack earplugs and eyeshades!



ASURE ARMADA MOTOR INN
500A Thames Highway


Colonial Lodge Motel
509 Thames Highway


BELLA VISTA MOTEL OAMARU
206 Thames Street


Oamaru Motor Lodge
391 Thames Highway


Brydone Hotel Oamaru
115 Thames Street