Waitaki & Oamaru Visitor Centre

Waitaki & Oamaru Visitor Centre: Hours, Address, Waitaki & Oamaru Visitor Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Waitaki & Oamaru Visitor Centre

Waitaki & Oamaru Visitor Centre
4.5
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Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Waitaki & Oamaru Visitor Centre offers district-wide and local information, including visitor guides and maps. You can also talk with our local experts to get local advice and make your stay in the Waitaki unforgettable. In the Centre, you will also find information on the geological sites and cultural histories associated with the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark.
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4.5
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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,266 contributions
Apr 2021
A must call in if visiting Oamaru - the staff are knowledgeable and very helpful - they have plenty of stories to tell and are invariably cheerful. The movie of the town's history is a must see - it explains much of the reasons for the town's buildings. Recommend a visit
Written 21 April 2021
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aps_73
Plymouth, MA86 contributions
Jul 2020
The i-Site is now permanently closed. Much of the function is now provided by Rose's General Store and Information at 5 Tyne Street. See Rose's Facebook listing (which is more current) or see their website.
Written 16 July 2020
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cymrusam
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom15 contributions
Mar 2020
a spacious tourist infornation building with lots of gifts, post cards and stamps.... and an overseas postbox outside. friendly and helpful staff as well.
Written 24 May 2020
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PRMCMUNN
Upper Hutt, New Zealand80 contributions
Feb 2020
We found this i-site very easily. It is perfectly situated in central Oamaru, within very easy access of historical town and cental business areas. Good parking outside.
We were there on a very wet day in early February, desperate to find last minute accommodation. We were served by a very pleasant woman who has been speaking fluent German to the previous customer. She was most helpful, ringing around to find us accomodatrion and then securing a discounted price for us.
We are so grateful for the wonderful service we received and this encouraged us to not hesitiate to visit further i-sites. However, Oamaru stood out as the best! Most pleasant service and the best location in thier town and wonderful space.
Written 12 February 2020
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We are glad you enjoyed it! Hope you have a pleasant journey in Oamaru and New Zealand!
Written 25 February 2020
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CS1
2 contributions
Dec 2019
I was walking through Oamaru on Christmas Eve with my little dog and a friend who lives there with hers and we were verbally abused by the woman at the Information Centre telling us our dogs were not allowed on the streets of Oamaru. No where we could see a sign and even if there was one what is wrong with walking our little dogs on the street. We were wanting to do some Christmas shopping but her attitude towards us made us decide not to bother. As there were two of us it would have been perfect for one of us to wait on the street with both little dogs while the other spent some money in Oamaru. Very very unwelcome to Oamaru attitude from this woman. I have since been to Waimate - what a difference - they welcomed my dog at the ISite and they even have signs up saying "Dogs Welcome". I will be staying there in future, not Oamaru. I think Oamaru needs to realise a lot of people are like me, and travelling around NZ in our campervans with our little dogs as companions. Yes I understand there are penguins that need to be protected but the shopping street is a long way from them.
Written 15 January 2020
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We are sorry to hear that! To know where you can walk your dog in Oamaru, the Waitaki Dog Control Bylaw 2014 is listing where dogs can and cannot be off lead. This policy can be found on the Waitaki District Council website, along with the map. Hope this can help!
Written 29 January 2020
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dorsetnadins
Child Okeford, UK48 contributions
Nov 2019
This information centre is well placed and easy to access.
The team are really helpful and provide lots of guidance.
They are clearly championing Oamaru and the region as a great place to visit.
Written 11 November 2019
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lenice2017
Palmerston North, New Zealand38 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
i-Site easy to find; on the main street and on the edge of the Victorian Precinct. Staff quick and helpful, and Centre very well-stocked with a wide range of postcards and all souvenir items. Opening hours useful and sensible.
Written 14 April 2019
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Graham B
Raunds, UK636 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
It was in here that we were able to post a card and even more importantly book to go to The Blue Penguin Colony. Wow it was brilliant as is the service these ladies provide.
Written 7 April 2019
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habanachooky
Mackay, Australia576 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
The staff in this information site are so helpful and had all the things to do for the next few hours. Love the historic building it's housed in.
Written 17 February 2019
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yvonne572016
Auckland, New Zealand39 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Very helpful staff. We bought tickets for Penguin colony online that morning. We don’t carry a printer on holiday so we called in and they printed off for us. I bought a jute bag which turned out to be $6 cheaper out at Penguin colony shop. Oh well nevermind
Written 16 January 2019
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Waitaki & Oamaru Visitor Centre is open:
  • Thu - Mon 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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