Oamaru
in Otago, New Zealand

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-45.098 and 170.971 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -45° 5' 51" and E 170° 58' 15"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - NZD
Spoken languages:
English, Maori
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 12:13 PM (Sunday)
Timezone: Pacific/Auckland
UTC/GMT offset: 12 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:25 am and 8:15 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
43.546 and -8.284 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Pedreira
References
This place on Wikipedia
This place on Geonames.org
Current travel safety evaluation for New Zealand in Australia and New Zealand

Safety Score: 3,4 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to New Zealand.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning New Zealand. Last Update: 2020-10-24 08:31:20

Delve into Oamaru

Oamaru in Otago with it's 13,000 habitants is located in New Zealand about 326 mi (or 524 km) south-west of Wellington, the country's capital town.

Current time in Oamaru is now 12:13 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Auckland with an UTC offset of 13 hours. We know of 9 airports close to Oamaru, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in New Zealand is Oamaru Airport in a distance of 10 mi (or 17 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Dunedin, Christchurch, Greymouth, Invercargill and Richmond. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 19°C / 65 °F

Morning Temperature 9°C / 48 °F
Evening Temperature 16°C / 61 °F
Night Temperature 13°C / 56 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 49%
Air Pressure 1020 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Sunday, 25th of October 2020

20°C (69 °F)
17°C (62 °F)
Overcast clouds, gentle breeze.

Monday, 26th of October 2020

9°C (48 °F)
8°C (46 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Tuesday, 27th of October 2020

10°C (49 °F)
6°C (43 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Pen-y-bryn Lodge

Address
0,9 mi
41 Towey Street
9401 Oamaru
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:30 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Highway House B and B

Address
1,1 mi
43 Lynn Street
9400 Oamaru
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 16:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge

Address
0,8 mi
296 Thames Hwy
9400 Oamaru
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Oamaru Motor Lodge

Address
1,1 mi
391 Thames Highway
9400 Oamaru
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:30 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


KINGSGATE HOTEL BRYDONE OAMARU

Address
0,1 mi
Thames Street 115
9400 Oamaru
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


289 Midway Motel

Address
0,4 mi
289 Thames Street
9400 Oamaru
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


AAA Thames Court Motel

Address
0,5 mi
252 Thames Street
9400 Oamaru
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


The Manor Estate

Address
1,1 mi
140 Perth Street
9401 Oamaru
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 16:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Oamaru House Bed and Breakfast

Address
1,6 mi
16 Slade St
9400 Oamaru
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Avenue Motel Oamaru

Address
1,8 mi
473 Thames Highway
9400 Oamaru
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Tiki Trips: Oamaru with Air New Zealand Grabaseat

Published: September 25, 2014
Length: 46:50 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: grabaseat

Meet Oamaru local, Megan and check out some of her top picks for things to do in Oamaru. Want to explore the Otago region for yourself? Check out Tiki Trips for some great ideas and save...


Oamaru

Published: April 05, 2015
Length: 59:33 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Steffen Beyer

im Zentrum von „Oamaru“ geradeaus weiter in die „Thamesstreet“ und zum "Steampunk Headquarter". Viele Häuser im viktorianischen Stil.


Oamaru Traffic lights

Published: May 19, 2009
Length: 47:44 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: ertvf2014

New Traffic lights at the Corner of Thames Street And Seven Street. In Oamaru.


Ночь. Город. Крадущиеся пингвины | The night. The city. And the sneaking penguins

Published: February 22, 2015
Length: 36:04 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Yana Yarotskova

В Новой Зеландии есть город Оамару. В нем можно встретить гулящих по улицам пингвинов. Они осторожно выходя...


Steampunk HQ. Oamaru. Part 3. Shovel Head Giant Motor Bike.

Published: November 10, 2013
Length: 12:11 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Rat Fink

Steampunk HQ. Oamaru. Part 3. Shovel Head Giant Motor Bike.


Moeraki Boulders and Oamaru Penguins Jamemorg's photos around Oamaru, New Zealand (travel pics)

Published: December 11, 2010
Length: 29:18 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu

Preview of Jamemorg's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/jamemorg/1/1232041680/tpod.html This blog preview was made by TravelPod using...


Oamaru Steam Train Ride 16 Nov 2013

Published: November 25, 2013
Length: 34:13 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Philip Garside

Oamaru, New Zealand - Steam train ride - town to harbour. 16 Nov. 2013 In town for the Victorian Heritage Celebrations, we took a ride on the train. A perfect little outing, with friendly,...


Lago Tepaco e Oamaru (NZ)

Published: September 26, 2013
Length: 43:34 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Roberto Sironi

Nuova Zelanda Il lago Tepako, lago Tepan con il ghiacciaio, Oamaru e le Moeraki boulders.


Oamaru and Yellow Eyed Penguins Andreat's photos around Oamaru, New Zealand (south island)

Published: December 21, 2010
Length: 42:24 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu

Preview of Andreat's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/andreat/19/1234048020/tpod.html This blog preview was made by TravelPod using...


Oamaru Railway Station

Published: August 02, 2014
Length: 55:06 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Rat Fink

Oamaru's long wooden station, designed by Railways Department architect George Troup and completed in 1900, was typical of the new stations built in major provincial centers around the turn...


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Cape Wanbrow

Cape Wanbrow is a rocky headland one kilometre to the south of Oamaru, New Zealand. A lighthouse on the cape guards the entrance to Oamaru Harbour. Cape Wanbrow was an important lookout point during the second world war and hosts gun emplacements and remains of old barracks. It is also home to a blue penguin colony, and rare yellow eyed penguins. NZ fur seals and the occasional elephant seal are found resting on the rocks.

Located at -45.112, 170.976 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Geography of the Otago Region, Headlands of New Zealand, Forts in New Zealand

St. Kevin's College, Oamaru

St Kevin's College in Oamaru, New Zealand was founded in 1927. It is a Catholic school run by the Christian Brothers and Dominican Sisters for boaders and day students. St Kevin's became a co-educational school in 1983.

Located at -45.0674, 170.983 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Christian Brother (Irish) secondary schools, Schools in the Otago Region, Oamaru, Educational institutions established in 1927, Boarding schools in New Zealand, Roman Catholic secondary schools in New Zealand

Centennial Park, Oamaru

Centennial Park is a sports facility which is located on Taward Street in Oamaru. The main sports that are played at Centennial Park are rugby union, cricket and hockey. It is the home ground for the Heartland Championship team North Otago. It has hosted NPC finals and semi-finals, mostly in the last five years. One of the more notable finals held at Centeninial park was in 2002, when North Otago finished their successful season by winning 43-19.

Located at -45.07, 170.984 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rugby union stadiums in New Zealand, Cricket grounds in New Zealand

North Otago Astronomical Society Observatory

North Otago Astronomical Society's Observatory is situated in Stoke Street, Oamaru, New Zealand. The Society has a small but active membership, who meet on the first Monday of each month. Public nights are held at the observatory each Friday, weather permitting, during the first and last quarters of the Moon. However, the observatory is closed during the summer months. Each September, the Society hosts the Stargazers' Getaway weekend gathering at Camp Iona, Herbert, 15 minutes south of Oamaru.

Located at -45.0915, 170.958 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Astronomical observatories in New Zealand

Waitaki Boys' High School

Waitaki Boys' High School is a secondary school for boys located in the northern part of the town of Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand, with day and boarding facilities, and was founded in 1883. As of 2012, it has a school roll of just under 500. The school has a house system with four houses, Don, Forrester, Lee and Sutherland. It organises some cultural activities together with its nearby sister school, Waitaki Girls' High School.

Located at -45.0769, 170.995 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Boarding schools in New Zealand, Boys' schools in New Zealand, Educational institutions established in 1883, Schools in the Otago Region, Secondary schools in New Zealand, Oamaru

Waitaki Girls' High School

Waitaki Girls' High School is a state high school for girls situated in Oamaru, on the East coast of New Zealand. It was founded in 1887, and presently has a roll of just over 400 girls from the ages of 13 to 18. It also has a boarding hostel which houses approximately 50 girls, including international students and tutors. The school uses a house system with four houses and respective colours: Burn (red), Ferguson (yellow), Gibson (green) and Wilson (blue).

Located at -45.0881, 170.973 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Girls' schools in New Zealand, Schools in the Otago Region, Secondary schools in New Zealand, Oamaru, Educational institutions established in 1887

St Joseph's School, Oamaru

St Joseph's School is a school in Oamaru, the largest town in North Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand. It was established by an order of Catholic nuns — Dominican Sisters — who started teaching in Oamaru in 1882.

Located at -45.0926, 170.971 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Roman Catholic primary schools in New Zealand, Schools in the Otago Region, Oamaru

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Oamaru.


This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Te Oha-a-Maru, OAM, オマルー, ოამარუ, Оамару