Category Archives: gourmet

Explore Waitaki App Released!

Oamaru is located in the Waitaki District, an enormous region that stretches from the southern boundary of Canterbury (home to Christchurch and Kaikoura) to the northern boundary of Dunedin, and from the Pacific Coast deep into the Southern Alps. With such … Continue reading

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A Hip New Eatery Opens in Oamaru

For a small town with a population of just 13,000 or so people, Oamaru has a large number of cafés, each offering a range of tasty treats to satisfy the appetites of their customers, and each serving the excellent coffee that … Continue reading

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Oamaru as Seen by NZ Experts

I was recently looking at my Facebook page and saw a post from Ahipara Luxury Travel‘s Russian site about “An Incredible Journey into the Past” with an image of the famous Oamaru District Council building as the main image. Intrigued, … Continue reading

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Oamaru is NZ’s Coolest!

We have long thought that Oamaru was just on the cusp of being discovered, and it seems that we were right–just a few years after moving here and setting up our lodge, we now find that not only has Air … Continue reading

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Oamaru Book Published

Last year, New Zealand writer Paul Sorrell and photographer Graham Warman came for a visit to Oamaru to research a book they wanted to put together about our town and the colourful and people and beautiful buildings to be found here. During … Continue reading

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Oamaru–Give it More than One Night!

One of the things that people in Oamaru hear more than anything else from visitors is something along the lines of “Wow! If only we had known about all the things to do here, we’d have planned to stay longer.” … Continue reading

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Catching Up

It’s hard to believe that the entire month of January has passed without a post on this blog. Apologies!! It’s not at all because there’s nothing to report, but rather to do with just how much has been going on … Continue reading

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