Harbour Tourist Park Oamaru

Harbour Tourist Park Oamaru



72 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

138 Camping Grounds

8 Oamaru



Stunning harbour side location in close proximity to Oamaru's most popular Tourist spots

We have 25 powered campsites and 10 non powered tent sites available. New facilities have been installed in 2016 and we're sure you'll enjoy being so close to Oamaru's most popular tourist spots. It's a great spot for the kids with the large Steampunk playground right next to the park and Scotts Brewery is 150mt away for a beer or a meal so the adults are well catered for too! Stroll around the harbour to the world renowned Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony or take a wander through Oamaru's Victorian Precinct just 300mt away.
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Feature Value Info


South IslandCoastal OtagoOamaru


  • Camping Grounds

Operating Season And Hours

Open 7 days with 24hr check in available


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Joanne's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Clean and comfortable facilities however very basic and insufficient to cater for size of campsite. Had to queue for toilet, shower and washing up. Two showers and two sinks in the kitchen is not sufficient. Otherwise very nice, just add some more showers and sinks!

Reviewed 11 days ago

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Flo's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Klein aber fein!
Schöner Campingplatz direkt am Hafen. Saubere Toiletten und warme Duschen. Am späten Abend kamen zwei Pinguine auf den Platz um ihre Jungen im Nest zu füttern.
WiFi unlimitiert für $2/ Camper.
Absolut empfehlenswert!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Siggi &Brian

Ranking: 9/10

Perfekt staying. Pinguin came up in the night on the camping ground.
Playpark next to it. Everthing there Pots. plates.
Very clean.
40 Dollar unpower campsite

Reviewed 2 months ago

Marilli's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

It would be a 10 if they wouldn’t close half of the kitchen in the mornig! The sign said cleaning at 10am but then the started at 8:30 and closed it which lead to a crowded other half of the kitchen...

Everything else was just perfect! Clean, hot showers, kitchen, big spaces...
And you can just walk to the habour and the penguins... even saw penguins at the campground :)
But please be respectful, keep distance and don’t flashlight them!! Some stupid people do these things...

Reviewed 3 months ago

Harbour Tourist Park Oamaru responds:

Thank you for your review. One half of the kitchen had the floor stripped and polished, to do this effectivly and to let it dry between coats we had to close the kitchen. We apologise for any inconvience and lack of communication.
We are so close to everything best location.

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Mel's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Really nice place, very clean facilities. Very nice and free hot shower. Little penguins come the evening in the camping looking for a place to sleep :) Kitchen well equipped but just 2 place for cooking. Near the city (10 minutes by foot) and shops

Reviewed 4 months ago

Harbour Tourist Park Oamaru responds:

Thank you for your kind words. We are lucky to be so close to town, playground and the harbour. Penguins are a bonus on the campsite

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helen reeve

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Perfectly placed for seeing penguins and walking into town. Staff helpful, facilities clean although only 2 showers but plenty of hot water and free.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Harbour Tourist Park Oamaru responds:

Great place to view some penguins. We have 5 showers in total 2 women 2 men and one extra family/disabled which is open for all to use. Great you enjoyed having a hot shower :)

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Melinda Pyke


Ranking: 9/10

This one was a bit hard to rate. It's very expensive, but the facilities are great, terrific location and lovely staff. I guess I was a bit shocked by the price rise - $50 for two adults, plus $20 for two kids when I was expecting $35 plus 2x $7.50.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Harbour Tourist Park Oamaru responds:

We are lucky to be so close to town, playground and the harbour so location is the best. having penguins onsite is also abit of a bonus.

sand.sarit's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Best powesite in my 7 days trip.
Privacy, opposite the marina, can walk to see penguin & seal.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Harbour Tourist Park Oamaru responds:

Thank you. It is a special spot so close to nature

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