Category Archives: nature

A New Way to Experience Oamaru!

As a coastal community, Oamaru has amazing views of the beautiful Pacific Ocean from many corners of the town, and the sight of the ever-changing colours of the water is something that many visitors remember long after their visit has … Continue reading

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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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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 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 “Unique in the World”

In late May, Pen-y-bryn Lodge hosted Aleksandr Grek and Andrei Kamenev, the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Photographer, respectively, of the Russian editions of National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler, two of the most esteemed magazines in the world. During their short visit … Continue reading

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Harbour Street Jazz Festival Returns!

The Oamaru Harbour Street Jazz Festival will be taking place this coming weekend, 21-23 March, at several venues across Oamaru’s Historic Precinct. This is a great opportunity to hear some fantastic music in some of New Zealand’s most beautiful buildings … 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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