Around Ōamaru

Read about what to see on the drive to Ōamaru and the very fabric of it’s community. Get an holistic idea about this coastal town below.

If you’re heading from the West Coast to Ōamaru make sure to take the drive down the Waitaki Valley. On this route you’ll see agriculture, lakes, and the St Martins stone church. You can easily drive the valley in a morning or afternoon.

Ōamaru is perfect for ecotourism, with its geopark, penguin colonies and wildlife tours. It’s an excellent place to explore the immaculate beauty of our clean country.

Friends of Ōamaru Harbour is a community group dedicated to enhancing heritage, natural and wildlife appeal of Ōamaru Harbour. The group is particularly passionate about creating a native bush reserve and they post some wonderful photos of native birds and seals on the harbour.

friends of oamaru harbour Facebook

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