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Colonial Lodge Motel
Colonial Lodge Motel
8.7 Excellent
509 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
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2.1 mi from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 228 reviews
8.7

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.

Brydone Hotel Oamaru
Brydone Hotel Oamaru
8.1 Excellent
115 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 741 reviews
8.1

Brydone Hotel Oamaru offers 3-star accommodation in Oamaru. The multiple amenities this historic hotel has to offer include meeting rooms, a coffee bar and a beauty centre.

Asure Ambassador Motor Lodge
Asure Ambassador Motor Lodge
9.2 Excellent
296 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.9 mi from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 267 reviews
9.2

ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge offers 4-star accommodation in Oamaru. It also features a playground, room service and luggage storage.

Highfield Mews Motel
Highfield Mews Motel
9.0 Excellent
26 Exe Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.5 mi from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 654 reviews
9.0

Highfield Mews Motel offers 4-star accommodation in Oamaru. It also provides a beauty centre, valet parking and a 24-hour reception.

AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru
AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru
8.9 Excellent
252 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.5 mi from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 354 reviews
8.9

AAA Thames Court Motel offers 4-star accommodation in Oamaru. It also provides a kids club, a lake and a 24-hour reception.

Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru
Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru
8.6 Excellent
346 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
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1.2 mi from city centre, Oamaru 
ExcellentBased on 649 reviews
8.6

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.

Tips for booking a Oamaru hotel

Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Oamaru:$75/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$21/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$45 - $88
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$21 - $95
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Colonial Lodge Motel
Colonial Lodge Motel
8.7 Excellent
509 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
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2.1 mi from city centre,  

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.

$83
Avg. per night
Brydone Hotel Oamaru
Brydone Hotel Oamaru
8.1 Excellent
115 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

Brydone Hotel Oamaru offers 3-star accommodation in Oamaru. The multiple amenities this historic hotel has to offer include meeting rooms, a coffee bar and a beauty centre.

$89
Avg. per night
AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru
AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru
8.9 Excellent
252 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

AAA Thames Court Motel offers 4-star accommodation in Oamaru. It also provides a kids club, a lake and a 24-hour reception.

$90
Avg. per night
Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru
Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru
8.6 Excellent
346 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
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1.2 mi from city centre,  

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.

$101
Avg. per night
Asure Ambassador Motor Lodge
Asure Ambassador Motor Lodge
9.2 Excellent
296 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.9 mi from city centre,  

ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge offers 4-star accommodation in Oamaru. It also features a playground, room service and luggage storage.

$111
Avg. per night
Highfield Mews Motel
Highfield Mews Motel
9.0 Excellent
26 Exe Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

Highfield Mews Motel offers 4-star accommodation in Oamaru. It also provides a beauty centre, valet parking and a 24-hour reception.

$116
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Hotel prices in Oamaru

3 stars

$83 - $90

Brydone Hotel Oamaru

#1 Most popular

$89
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AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru

#2 Most popular

$90
Avg. per night
Colonial Lodge Motel

Best value

$83
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$101 - $116

Asure Ambassador Motor Lodge

#1 Most popular

$111
Avg. per night
Highfield Mews Motel

#2 Most popular

$116
Avg. per night
Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru

Best value

$101
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Oamaru

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

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 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.

Oamaru travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Oamaru?

    Brydone Hotel Oamaru, rated with a score of 8.1 from 741 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Oamaru. Other top stays include Bella Vista Motel Oamaru, with an average rating of 8.0 from 390 reviewers, and Colonial Lodge Motel, with a score of 8.7 from 228 reviewers.