Getting There & Away
Oamaru sits on the main SH1 coastal route between Christchurch (3¼ hours) and Dunedin (1½ hours).
Most buses and shuttles depart from the Lagonda Tearooms. Both the tearooms and the i-SITE take bookings.
Atomic Shuttles Buses to/from Christchurch ($35, four hours), Timaru ($20,1¼ hours) and Dunedin ($20, 1½ hours), twice daily.
Coast Line Tours Shuttles to/from Dunedin (adult/child $30/12); pick up at your accommodation. Detours to Moeraki and Dunedin Airport can be arranged.
InterCity Two daily coaches to/from Christchurch (from $22, four hours), Timaru (from $15, one hour), the Moeraki turn-off (from $11, 28 minutes) and Dunedin (from $15, 1½ hours), and one to Te Anau (from $30, 6½ hours).
Naked Bus Daily buses head to/from Christchurch (four hours), Timaru (1¼ hours), Moeraki (35 minutes) and Dunedin (1¾ hours). Fares fluctuate widely; check the website for deals.
The Seasider tourist train, operated by Dunedin Railways, is a scenic way to travel to Dunedin.