On Harbour St, the Grainstore Gallery features an ever-changing array of quirky artwork.
NZ Malt Whisky Company
The NZ Malt Whisky Company offers whisky tastings amid the heritage bones of a former Victorian warehouse. Don't miss taking the...
The Auto Museum is perfect for Top Gear fans (the racing cars from the 1930s through ’80s are particularly cool).
Birdlands Wine Company
Oamaru's hippest spot is this cool wine bar in the historic precinct. Local wines and Kiwi craft beers combine with antipasto platters...
Harbour St Bakery
In the historic precinct the Harbour St Bakery has the South Island’s best sourdough bread – just perfect with a slab of local...
Penguin Club information
Lonely Planet review
Tucked down a sleepy alley off a 19th-century street, the Penguin’s bizarre location matches its acts: everything from touring Kiwi bands to punky/grungy/rocky/country locals. Fridays are open-stage jam night. It’s nominally Members Only, so ask at the Oamaru i-SITE about scoring a guest pass. See the website for listings.