Hotels in Oamaru, New Zealand

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Oamaru:$112/night
Cheapest price found:$57/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Friday
$57 - $371
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$54 - $111
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Cheapest hotels in Oamaru, New Zealand

Colonial Lodge Motel
8.6 Excellent
509 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
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2.1 mi from city centre, Oamaru, New Zealand 

Colonial Lodge Motel Oamaru is situated on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi and a free shuttle service. It also provides a ticket service, a playground and luggage storage.

$68
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Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru
8.2 Excellent
346 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
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1.2 mi from city centre, Oamaru, New Zealand 

Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides a beauty centre, a playground and a 24-hour reception.

$72
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AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru
8.7 Excellent
252 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.5 mi from city centre, Oamaru, New Zealand 

AAA Thames Court Motel offers 3-star accommodation in Oamaru. It also provides a kids club, a lake and a playground.

$75
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Brydone Hotel Oamaru
8.1 Excellent
115 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre, Oamaru, New Zealand 

Brydone Hotel Oamaru offers a historic setting while in Oamaru. It also provides a coffee bar, meeting rooms and a beauty centre.

$83
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Poshtel
8.9 Excellent
126 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre, Oamaru, New Zealand 

Poshtel is located in Oamaru and offers free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

$84
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Highfield Mews Motel
8.8 Excellent
26 Exe Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.5 mi from city centre, Oamaru, New Zealand 

Highfield Mews Motel is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to a Jacuzzi. It also provides a beauty centre, an express check-in and check-out feature and valet parking.

$93
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About Oamaru

Famed for its colony of blue penguins, Oamaru is the largest town in North Otago. It’s home to a fantastical steampunk museum and 19th-century public gardens and is near the world-renowned Moeraki Boulders.

Things to do in Oamaru

Explore the creative contraptions and art installations at Steampunk HQ, a unique art gallery in the former Meeks Grain Elevator Building. Admire the coin-operated steampunk" engine that greets visitors outside the building, then witness the bizarre machinery and converted train carriages displayed inside.

Want to see some of the smallest penguins in the world? Visit the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony to watch as they waddle to shore at dusk while you listen to live commentary. Alternatively, visit during the day to explore their nesting environment and view the nesting boxes while learning about the unique lifestyle of the blue penguin.

Stroll through the historic Oamaru Public Gardens to see colourful flower beds, native gardens and grassy lawns that stretch around Oamaru Creek. Visit the centrepiece rose garden and wander across the bright-red bridge of the Chinese garden, then admire the Italian marble fountain on the main entrance lawns.

Marvel at the Moeraki Boulders, a group of naturally eroded spherical boulders along a stretch of beach to the south of Oamaru. Learn about the Maori legend of the Arai-te-uru sailing canoe, whose contents were washed ashore during a wreck and transformed into the boulders seen today.

Getting around Oamaru

Oamaru is around 1.5 hour’s drive north of Dunedin Airport and three hours from Christchurch Airport, with trains connecting to the centre of Christchurch. Oamaru lies at the end of the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail from Aoraki/Mount Cook and the town centre is compact enough to explore on foot.

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Facts about staying in Oamaru

  • What are the best hotels in Oamaru?

    Brydone Hotel Oamaru, rated with a score of 8.1 from 938 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Oamaru. Other top stays include Northstar Motel, with an average rating of 8.7 from 384 reviewers, and AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru, with a score of 8.7 from 398 reviewers.

  • How much do hotels in Oamaru cost?

    Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around $102/night is normal for a hotel in Oamaru.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Oamaru?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Oamaru hotels have prices starting from as low as $41/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.