Accommodation in Oamaru

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Pen Y Bryn

A traditional home, this boutique hotel is superbly comfortable and the hosts are amazingly welcoming. A wooden-paneled billiard room and atmospheric library set the mood for the lavish public spaces, and the dinner service is of the highest quality.

eco-luxury travel Oamaru


Oamaru is a historic Victorian town, where the architecture has been well preserved, and includes ornate limestone buildings housing a wealth of traditional craftspeople, and is famous for its annual Steampunk festival, a quirky and fun genre of science fiction that features steam-powered technology. It is often set in an alternate, futuristic version of 19th century Victorian England.

The incredible Moeraki Boulders are nearby and easily visited; these are large ball-shaped rocks strewn along the beach – a must see.

The town is also home to a colony of Little Blue penguins that you can help conserve on a luxury voluntourism trip with us.

Ways you can help in Oamaru

This Blue Penguin Colony has two sites, each home to a population of approximately 700 penguins.  You can help maintain the habitat in those areas.  You would be able to enter the colonies, and work on vegetation and habitat restoration programs.  This could involve anything from planting new trees to clearing undergrowth, to assisting with […]

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