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Oamaru Harbour Tourist Park

8 Esplanade, Oamaru 9400 New Zealand
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#5 of 27 Speciality lodging in Oamaru
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Our park is located directly opposite the stunning Oamaru harbour. We have an amazing playground right next door and friendly bay beach is just 100mt away. "The Penguins Nest" coffee and ice cream shop is at the front of the site and we are just 200mt from the towns historic precinct and very close to the Blue Penguin Colony also. We're sure that you'll enjoy your stay and also being so close to the towns main attractions. Campervans, caravans and tents are welcome and power is available to all of our 25 camp sites however Non powered sites are available also.
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Aaron W wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand85 contributions14 helpful votes
unfortunately closed. we were looking forward to stay here as we were in a campervan and tis was close to where you catch a tour to see penguins at night. Not sure how long this will be closed for. there are few freedom camping spots in oamaru and certainly nothing near where you can walk to the penguins. The other holiday park in oamaru is rediculously expensive so we had no choice to move on
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Date of stay: January 2021
alanhaines wrote a review Jan 2020
London17 contributions28 helpful votes
We stopped here for 2 nights, one of them being New Years Eve. Great site overlooking the extremely picturesque harbour. We spent New Years Eve watching the penguins swim ashore opposite the site and then clamber up the boat ramp and waddle across the road. A truly memorable way to see out the old year and see in the new. The lady that runs the site was extremely helpful and should be commended for the way in which she protects the penguins and helps people to watch them and understand them. A big thank you to her.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
jjc978 wrote a review Dec 2019
England216 contributions109 helpful votes
This is a basic site with limited amenities. It is however great for the penguin colony viewing and Oamaru at large. There is a great kids playground next door. Owner was very friendly in recommending places to visit.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
joly69 wrote a review Dec 2019
11 contributions1 helpful vote
What a spot, we stumbled across this gem. Great location excellent price grassy powered sites, clean hot showers BBQ area and camp kitchen with dining area. This place is located right next to old town with bars and restaurants, you can just walk across the real at dusk and watch the penguins come ashore. There is a great cheese factory about 15 minutes up the road, every thing is in easy walking distance so no need to drive anywhere. The on site manager sorry i forgot her name was extremely helpful would recommend this place to anyone
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Date of stay: November 2019
CatherineFerguson wrote a review Oct 2019
Grangemouth, United Kingdom29 contributions23 helpful votes
Stopped here in our camper van for an overnight stay to visit the Blue Penguin Sanctuary and were impressed by the welcome we received, the cleanliness and the tremendous views and sun rise. It to be missed 💕
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionOamaru
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oamaru Harbour Tourist Park
Which popular attractions are close to Oamaru Harbour Tourist Park?
Nearby attractions include Whitestone City (0.2 km), Oamaru's Victorian Precinct (0.3 km), and Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail (0.5 km).
What are some restaurants close to Oamaru Harbour Tourist Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cucina, Scotts Brewing Co, and Star and Garter.
Is Oamaru Harbour Tourist Park located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Oamaru.
Are there any historical sites close to Oamaru Harbour Tourist Park?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totara Estate (3.4 km).