Oamaru may be the end of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail but don’t let it be the end to your Cycle Journey!

Home to some of New Zealand’s best kept heritage buildings, the Victorian Precinct, and Blue Penguin Colony, there are so many reasons to spend that extra bit longer in the white-stone landscape of Oamaru after your Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Journey.

Craig’s Pick


For a great finish, take a photo at the Alps 2 Ocean photo frame at Oamaru’s Friendly Bay!


Victorian Precinct

Step back in time and explore, shop and dress up in the beautiful Victorian Precinct of Oamaru.

Steam Punk HQ

A landmark in itself, this quirky museum of machinery, contraptions and special effects is a must visit.

Blue Penguin Colony

Head down to the Blue Penguin Colony just before sunset to watch the little blue and yellow-eyed penguins come to shore.

Farmers Market

Stock up with fresh produce or simply enjoy the community spirit at the Oamaru Farmers market. Open every Sunday between 9:30am and 1pm.

Beauty Spa’s

Relax and recover after a long ride at one of Oamaru’s many quality beauty spas.

Food & Drink

Portside Restaurant & Bar

2 Waterfront Road Oamaru

Fat Sally’s Pub and Restaurant

84 Thames Street, Oamaru

Scotts Brewing and Co

1 Wansbeck Street, Oamaru