Welcome to Oamaru

Nothing moves very fast in Oamaru. Tourists saunter, locals linger and penguins waddle. Even its recently resurrected heritage modes of transport – penny farthings and steam trains – reflect an unhurried pace. Most travellers come here for the penguins, but hang around and you'll sense the wellspring of eccentricity bubbling under the surface. Put simply, this is NZ's coolest town... Read More

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