Yellow-Eyed Penguin Colony
The Yellow-Eyed penguin is one of the worlds rarest penguin. Can be viewed in its natural habitat every evening at Busy Beach. Just a short 10minute drive from the TOP 10 Holiday park.
Blue Penguin Colony
The Oamaru harbour is now famous for its Blue Penguin colony, the smallest of the worlds penguins species. They can be viewed every evening at dusk, coming ashore to their nest sites. A two minute drive from the TOP 10 Holiday Park
Cost: TOP10 discount applies
Penguins crossing evening tour
An evening tour with a local guide,featuring historical Oamaru, Oamaru look out point,the Yellow-Eyed penguin colony and the Blue penguin colony. Pickup and drop-off from Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday park.
Cost: TOP 10 discount applies
Whitestone Cheese Factory
A multi-award whitestone cheese, produces a range of quality and unique cheese. Cheese tasting and factory sales are available from their licenced cafe.
Oamaru's historic precinct and 18th centuary building's are made from local limestone. The buildings along Harbour and Tyne streets now house curio-shops,restaurants, gift stores, a victorian pub, a german bakery, furniture maker, art gallery, traditional crafts,museums and markets.
Totara Historical Estate
Totara Estate is the birth place of New Zealands frozen meat industry. Today the buildings contain interavtive displays, a theatrette and a unique memorabilia collection that discribes the estate and the industry.
The moreaki Boulders which are considered the finest examples of their kind in the world, Set on a long senic beach are accessible through the gift shop & Cafe. The boulders are best viewed at low tide.
Oamaru Botanical Gardens
The Oamarua Botanit garden is renowned for its tranquil setting and attractive displays of native and exotic plants. The Gardens are situated right next door to the TOP 10 Holday Park
Restaurants & Cafes
There is no need to go hungry in Oamaru. We have a vast array of dinning options, from tearooms offering standard kiwi fare to award winning resaurants and cafes serving fresh local produce
The Waitaki valley boasts a range of various activities and attractions including Maori artwork, the elephant rocks, the vanished world, hydro dams, clay cliffs and recreational lakes.
visit the waitaki valleys only winery and sample their fine wines and scrumptious anit-pesto platters
The Oamaru region offers many recreational activities that will suit everyone.
lakes for boating, ski fields, play grounds, croquet lawns, tennis courts, ten pin bowling, golf, movies, gyms, rockclimbing, rowing, aquatic centre, coastal and inland walks, library, museums and charted fishing trips.
events and festivals
Oamaru event calender starts in january with the kurow festival,
Febuary oamaru's wine and food festival.
May: Totara estate harvest home.
November :Victorian festival & Danseys pass trial ride.
every second year we have a stone carving composium and taste waitaki