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Pen-y-bryn Lodge’s 2014 Gingerbread House Revealed

  Every year since 1997, James Boussy and James Glucksman of Oamaru’s luxury Pen-y-bryn Lodge have created a gingerbread house as part of their Christmas decorations. From a simple house-shaped version in that first year, the pair quickly progressed to … Continue reading

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Oamaru’s Pen-y-bryn Lodge Gives Best Bang for the Buck

In the latest instalment of Wendy Perrin’s Insider’s Travel Guide, Jean-Michel Jefferson, owner and founder of Ahipara Luxury Travel, shares his insights into “Active New Zealand“, including recommendations of must-see sights, must-do activities, and even a few things to avoid. When … Continue reading

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Visiting Clarks Mill near Oamaru

For the past several years we have been hearing about how we had to make time to visit Clarks Mill (for some reason, that is the correct spelling, without an apostrophe in “Clarks”), the only surviving water-powered flour mill in … Continue reading

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过春节在奥马鲁

奥马鲁无论是新西兰最美丽地方之一,来自中国、台湾、香港等亚洲国家和地区特别多,尤其在华人节日时间。因为奥马鲁(以及全新西兰)位于在南地球,春节就发生在我们的夏天。因此,来自中国和其他国家、地区访问奥马鲁为了过春节的旅客特别多,住宿能不会满足需求。如果你想来奥马鲁过春节,我们提醒你提前预定住宿以免向隅。

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Keeping the Gigadream Alive with Twitter

Oamaru has slipped to second place in recent days in the year-long Gigatown competition, but fear not! We are planning a number of competitions and activities to get more and more people involved in the #gigatownoamaru campaign, and to show … Continue reading

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New Kudos for Oamaru’s Pen-y-bryn Lodge

New Zealand’s tourism ratings agency, Qualmark, recently paid a visit to Oamaru’s Pen-y-bryn Lodge as part of its periodic inspection programme. Since opening under new owners James Glucksman and James Boussy in 2010, Pen-y-bryn has consistently been rated as a … Continue reading

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Cooking Classes at Pen-y-bryn Lodge

Pen-y-bryn Lodge in Oamaru is well known for providing guests with exceptional cuisine and unmatched hospitality in their 124-year old mansion, and during the coming winter months they will be sharing their culinary skills with students eager to hone their … Continue reading

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