Things to Do in Oamaru with Children

Top Family Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Oamaru, New Zealand

Things to Do in Oamaru with Kids

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  • 1811027Scott
    Auckland, New Zealand168 contributions
    Natural beauty at its finest, on a clear day with blue sky and calm ocean very worth the walk along the beach. Interesting boulders which make for wonderful photos
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • 1811027Scott
    Auckland, New Zealand168 contributions
    I wasnt that interested initially but visited with keen friends. It was worth a visit and had some interesting features, bit of fun in Oamaru
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • brendafrost
    Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
    A good insight to the local history of the town, great use of some of the original buildings show casing the Oamaru stone construction the town is known for. Good variety of outlets and even had a local jazz band playing in the morning.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • brendafrost
    Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
    An interesting place to visit to go back in time to when area first settled. Displays very good and appear to be relevant to the area and depict how the town was established and the history of the area. Good for children.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • 1811027Scott
    Auckland, New Zealand168 contributions
    The gardens were very pleasant to stroll around especially with the turning of the leaves in Autumnal colours. Good for all ages
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    Bushy Beach is a perfect place to admire the scenery and the playful seals and even native wildlife.
    Written 9 January 2021
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  • Inspiration456650
    Russell, New Zealand139 contributions
    This is a very well laid out historic estate and everything is explained and full of knowledge and history. It's well worth the time to go here.
    Written 13 March 2022
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  • brendafrost
    Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
    A walk to the end of the harbor you will find the penguin centre and seals which lay up on the grass area and rocks during the day, some will even put a showoff display on for you. Can visit here at night to watch the penguin parade. Also along the harbor is a wharf which has been totally taken over by shags - from one end to the other now so that has been closed to the public.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • MoolooSwampy
    Auckland, New Zealand224 contributions
    The bacon butties ($6 each) are a highlight. Excellent coffee, a good range of vegies, cheese, baking and other yummy local produce, and all just along the road from the unique playground and opposite the historic quarter.
    Written 1 October 2020
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  • Camda
    Wellington, New Zealand629 contributions
    Lovely that these penguins have been protected and encouraged to nest in man made boxes on the shoreline. You have to go late at night and a lot of waiting and patience is required. We were there at 8.30 but had to wait over an hour from memory to see the penguins come ashore. The commentary was too hard to hear which was disappointing as we waited. Maybe the guides could ask if everyone can hear them ok? Was a oncer but a little pricey.
    Written 7 March 2021
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  • WilsonFamilyNz
    Pleasant Point, New Zealand535 contributions
    Dropped in for Lilly fix, great variety and great prices, friendly staff, only issue was exit as with Covid it’s a one way, had to wait to get back down ramp in my wheelchair, but it worked well
    Written 11 October 2021
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