You can see blue penguins around Oamaru
Blue penguins, Waitaki

By Annabel29


Penguins are a reason to stay a while in Oamaru. At sunset, little blue and yellow-eyed penguins waddle ashore to get comfortable for the night.

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244 Highfield Mews Motel - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
9.40 76 Reviews
NEW, OPENED NOVEMBER 2009. Quiet and private executive accommodation in a village-like setting, Highfield Mews places you in the heart of Oamaru. Within easy walking distance of the town's cafés, restaurants, shops and Historic Precinct, this new motel is ideal for both work and relaxation... (more)
289 Midway Motel - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
8.70 97 Reviews
289 Midway Motel offers spacious motel accommodation in Oamaru. Accommodation consists of 11 fully self-contained motel units including 8 studio, sleep 1-3; 1x1 bedroom, sleep 1-5; 1x1 bedroom, sleeps 1-6 and 1x2 bedroom, sleep 2-7. All motel units have cooking facilities, microwave, en... (more)
469 on Thames Boutique Motels & Cafe - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
9.60 3 Reviews
Oamaru North, Oamaru
3 unique 1-bedroom motel units situated in north Oamaru, 2 minutes drive from the centre of town and close to all major sporting grounds and high schools. They are situated back from the street in a peaceful, tranquil garden setting with off-street parking. All the units have been taste... (more)
92 Holmes Hill Motel - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
Holmes Hill, Oamaru
On SH1, close to town centre, conference facilities, and penguins. 6 quiet, spacious ground-floor self-contained units - 3 studio, plus 3 x 2-bedroom family units with full facilities. Children's playground, covered parking. Meals available. ... (more)
AAA Thames Court Motel - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
8.60 161 Reviews
A 5-minute walk from Oamaru’s town centre and restaurants, AAA Thames Court offers self-catering units with free Wi-Fi. It features free parking and a garden with a children’s play area. Easily accessible from the Penguin Colony, AAA Thames Court Motel is a 15-minute drive from Oamaru A... (more)
Alma Motel - Accommodation in Alma New Zealand
8.70 35 Reviews
Boasting free Wi-Fi, Alma Motel is located 3km south of Oamaru and features accommodation with a microwave and refrigerator. You can enjoy visiting the Moeraki Boulders, which are located 20 minutes’ drive away. The Blue Penguin and Yellow Eyed Penguin colonies are found 9km from the mo... (more)
Alpine Motel - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
8.30 71 Reviews
Offering accommodation with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, Alpine Motel is located just 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre. Guests enjoy BBQ facilities and a children’s playground with a trampoline. Accommodation options include holiday homes, apartments and studio rooms. Free on-site p... (more)
Ambassador Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
9.50 177 Reviews
Oamaru North, Oamaru
Situated just 10 minutes’ walk from the shops and restaurants in Oamaru town centre, Ambassador Motor Lodge offers self-catering accommodation with satellite TV and kitchenette facilities. Each room at The Ambassador Oamaru is located on the ground floor and serviced daily. All rooms in... (more)
Apartments at Ocean View & Coral Sea Cottage - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
Oamaru North, Oamaru
Relax on a rural hillside with wonderful views of the ocean, town, harbour and surrounding countryside. Enjoy feeding our pet farm animals and seeing our son's ceramics. Coral Sea Cottage is a charming 3-bedroom holiday home in its own grounds. Ocean View, our home at the top of the hill w... (more)
ASURE Armada Motor Inn - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
8.10 39 Reviews
Oamaru North, Oamaru
Asure Armada Motor Inn is one of Oamaru's largest motel complexes only minutes by car to the center of town, shops, Blue Penguin Colony and Historic Oamaru Precinct.All of the units at the Asure Armada Motor Inn are air conditioned and include coffee/tea making facilities, hairdryer, satel... (more)
Bella Vista Motel Oamaru - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
8.80 276 Reviews
Bella Vista offers free Wi-Fi, free parking, close to Oamaru's center, shops, restaurants and the Opera house. It is a short drive from the Yellow eyed and Blue Penguin Colonies. Bella Vista Motel Oamaru provide simply furnished, self-contained rooms. Guest facilities include a BBQ a... (more)
Brydone Hotel Oamaru - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
7.90 372 Reviews
Built in 1881, Brydone Hotel Oamaru is located in central Oamaru, within walking distance of the historic town centre. Offering free parking and a range of room types, the hotel is a 5-minute drive from the Little Blue Penguin Colony and the Whitestone Cheese Factory.Spacious and well-furn... (more)
Chillawhile Backpackers Art Gallery - Age Restricted Hostel - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
7.50 27 Reviews
Oamaru North, Oamaru
Chillawhile Backpackers Art Gallery is housed in a historic building built in 1883, a 4-minute drive from Oamaru town centre. It features an open art studio for creative guests. The property offers barbecue facilities, 3 communal kitchens and free parking.Guests can choose to stay in a liv... (more)
Colonial Lodge Motel - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
8.00 157 Reviews
Located in the beautiful northern Otago region, Oamaru's Colonial Lodge Motel is comfortable, family friendly accommodation only a quick 300m to Centennial Park Sporting Complex, 300m to St Kevins, 900m to Waitaki Boys and 100m to hotel and restaurants.The motel offers a few different type... (more)
Eden Gardens Motel - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
7.30 141 Reviews
Eden Gardens Motel is a 5-minute drive from the Opera House and a 15-minute walk from North Otago Museum. It offers simple accommodation with free on-site parking and free Wi-Fi access.Heated guest rooms are fitted with electric blankets, tea/coffee making facilities and a fridge. Each roo... (more)
Hampden Court Motels - Accommodation in Hampden New Zealand
Situated in Hampden township, 7km from Moeraki, 30km south of Oamaru, 1hr north of Dunedin. Close to shops, tavern, garage and beach. 30min beach walk to Moeraki Boulders. 6 fully self-contained units (sleep 2-6).... (more)
Heritage Court Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
8.50 202 Reviews
Heritage Court Motor Lodge is 3.2 km from the Oamaru Public Botanical Gardens and 4.7 km from Oamaru Blue Penguins Colony. It offers a restaurant, free parking on site, and free Wi-Fi access.Each room is fitted with a work desk, ironing equipment, and a flat-screen TV. All rooms include a ... (more)
Highfield Mews Motel - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
9.50 305 Reviews
03 434 3437
Located in Oamaru, Highfield Mews Motel offers self-catering accommodations along with free internet access and private parking. It is a 2 minute drive from Oamaru Station.Highfield Mews Motel offers spacious studios and suites, each equipped with satellite TV, double glazed windows and an... (more)
Midway Motel Oamaru - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
8.90 104 Reviews
Midway Motel is on the main street and is only a 2 minute walk to the Oamaru town centre. We are also very close to the hospital, local restaurants and only 2 minutes drive to the famouss Blue Penguin Colony at the Harbourside, as well as the outstanding Oamaru Stone Architecture, Historic... (more)
Moeraki Beach Motel - Accommodation in Moeraki New Zealand
4 spacious, comfortable 2-bedroom units (sleep 7). Fully self-contained. Wonderful views of harbour and coastline. Picturesque fishing village to wander at leisure. Walk up the beach to the famouss Moeraki Boulders. Lighthouse with yellow-eyed penguin and seal colonies on peninsula to expl... (more)
Moeraki Haven Motel - Accommodation in Moeraki New Zealand
Luxury, spacious and well-appointed coastal, fully self-contained homes. 1 and 3-bedroom options. 12-min walk to restaurant, tavern and port. Great views. Pets by arrangement only. Internet available. SKY TV. Close to Moeraki boulder beach. Quiet, warm and inviting homes. Off-street parkin... (more)
Moeraki Village Holiday Park - Accommodation in Moeraki New Zealand
Moeraki Village Holiday Park is situated above the boat harbour in the picturesque village of Moeraki, North Otago. Our motels are modern with great sea views and reasonable prices. We also have 3 self-contained tourist flats, 3 standard cabins, 28 power sites and 30 tent sites. Heat pumps... (more)
Northstar Motel - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
9.20 180 Reviews
Opened in April 2009, Northstar Motel offers 16 up-market studio units. Our units are fully self-contained and feature super king size beds, lounge areas with queen size sofa beds and flat screen TV's. Our rooms also offer full kitchens, internet access and separate toilet, shower and vani... (more)
Oamaru Harbour Tourist Park - Accommodation in Oamaru New Zealand
8.80 8 Reviews
South Hill, Oamaru
Relax by the seaside and stay on one of our powered camp sites at the Harbour Tourist Park, newly opened in November 2013! Located on the waterfront at Oamaru Harbour you can enjoy the idyllic setting around Friendly Bay that is within walking distance of everything you need. The histor... (more)
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