Category Archives: Steampunk

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 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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Welcome to Oamaru

Wondering what to do in Oamaru? Here’s a handy guide to some of the highlights, but be sure to leave enough time to see these and more! 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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Steampunk Festival Hits Oamaru

The Queen’s Birthday Weekend is the unofficial beginning of winter in New Zealand, but in Oamaru it is also the official Steampunk Festival weekend, when this historic and beautiful town becomes the destination for hundreds of outlandishly dressed people from all over … Continue reading

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