Winter road trip pitstop
If you’re planning a winter road trip, add Oamaru to the list, as this marvellous coastal town offers many indoor activities to keep you out of the cold.
Oamaru is home to some wonderful and whimsical stores that are unlike any other high street experience. Find unique eco-friendly art and gifts.
Take a trip up the Victorian Precinct and beyond to see what you discover. Visit the childhood home of Janet Frame.
The house is now a museum with information on the life and works of this prolific writer.
Immerse yourself in Oamaru’s art scene by visiting art galleries. Forrester Gallery showcases local and Māori art, while Grainstore Gallery features local art in the Victorian Precinct.
Learn about the town’s Early History at Waitaki Museum & Archives. Waitaki Museum collects artefacts and objects that tell the natural, cultural, agricultural and industrial stories of the Waitaki District.
Experience the unique world of steampunk at Steampunk HQ. Marvel at the creative art gallery and sculpture park, featuring steampunk-inspired exhibits.
Lastly, take a road trip to the Waitaki Valley wine region. Visit River-T Estate and Ostler Wines for wine tastings paired with indulgent platters.