Oamaru is a town on the east coast of the south island 120 kms north of Dunedin. Surprisingly it isn’t built on the side of a volcano, hill or even a small slope, it is infact quite flat and open. The town itself has a great feeling of space with a very wide road running through it parallel to the coast.
There is a historical part of town with buildings reminiscent of english buildings from the 19th century.
Old Bedford truck –
Oamaru Steampunk museum, didn’t go in here but there were some weird and wondeful creations outside –
Always good to have a coffee by the harbour and watch the world stand still –
Beyond the harbour there were two penguins colonies, a colony of little blue penguins lives in a disused quarry and a colony of yellow eyed penguins lives nearby on the coast. After a long walk to see the little blue penguins I realised that there was a visitor center building there and an admission to pay to see the little critters.
This is what they could have looked like –
Oamaru Verdict – nice town on the east coast, wide open spaces, nice buildings, cafes by the sea, great coast line, has penguins, whats not to like ?!