6 days in Oamaru & Queenstown Itinerary

6 days in Oamaru & Queenstown Itinerary

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6 days in Oamaru & Queenstown Itinerary

Start: Oamaru
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
End: Oamaru


Oamaru ©
The Vanished World Centre and North Otago Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Katiki Point Lighthouse and 56 Eden Street - The Childhood Home of Janet Frame. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oamaru: Waikouaiti Beach (in Waikouaiti), Trotters Gorge Scenic Reserve (in Moeraki) and Kurow Museum and Information Centre (in Kurow).

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oamaru trip maker .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Queenstown International Airport and Christchurch International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Oamaru

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moeraki, Waikouaiti Beach, The Vanished World Centre, Kurow Museum and Information Centre, Hampden Stores
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The Vanished World Centre ©
The Vanished World Centre
Katiki Point Lighthouse ©
Katiki Point Lighthouse
Waikouaiti Beach ©
Waikouaiti Beach


Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 6th (Tue), cast your line with a fishing tour.

Start your trip to Queenstown by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Oamaru to Queenstown takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
CaddyShack City Mini Golf ©
CaddyShack City Mini Golf
Silver Fern Gallery ©
Silver Fern Gallery