Oamaru Activities and Attractions

Oamaru Activities and Attractions
Oamaru is a gorgeous harbour town centrally located on the South Island’s east coast 3 hours south of Christchurch or 90 minutes north of Dunedin. Visitors can explore museums, shops and galleries within some of New Zealand’s best 19th century architecture. With one of the country’s oldest public gardens, two penguin colonies, four golf courses and many walking and cycling trails there are plenty of opportunities to experience nature at its best. Oamaru has a very proud heritage which is told through the Victorian Precinct and tours at a variety of locations in townOamaru Blue Penguin Colony
In an old limestone quarry near the waterfront, you can see the little tykes from the Oamaru little penguin colony surfing in and wading ashore. Join us on an evening tour to two quite distinctive Penguins colonies.

Steampunk HQ
1 Itchen St, Oamaru
New Zealand’s premiere Steampunk experience. We feature retro-futuristic sci fi art, movies, sculpture, immersive light and sound experiences. Steampunk is a quirky and fun genre of science fiction that features steam-powered technology.

Oamaru Opera House
94 Thames Street, Oamaru
The beautiful Oamaru Opera House stands on Thames Street, an intact, heritage-listed nineteenth century streetscape. Built over a century ago the Oamaru Opera House is still the first choice for quality entertainment, meeting space and conferencing in North Otago.

Moeraki Boulders
38km from Oamaru, 30 minutes drive
The Moeraki Boulders are a group of very large spherical “stones” on Koekohe Beach near Moeraki on New Zealand’s Otago coast. These boulders are actually concretions that have been exposed through shoreline erosion from coastal cliffs that back the beach.

North Otago Museum
60 Thames St, Oamaru
The North Otago Museum tells the stories of the natural and cultural history of the Waitaki District. The Museum has permanent displays on aspects of the Waitaki district’s history and temporary exhibitions that change regularly.

Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct
Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct is a busy hub filled with shops, galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants, museums, a brewery, a steam train, plenty of fun activties and curious Steampunk inspired attractions including a Steampunk playground!

Guest Reviews for ASURE Armada Motor Inn Oamaru

The best place I stayed in New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2015 (hkkeith Hong Kong Region, China)
We traveled New Zealand for Honeymoon. This motel is the best place we stayed in New Zealand. Clean! All staffs are very nice & helpful. Free milk when check in! It’s so warm & touching. I love Full kitchen facilities! We can cook in motel with local fresh stuffs!
Actually pretty good
Reviewed 3 January 2015 (Narth Auckland, New Zealand)
We stayed here because we had few options due to late booking at a peak time. We were pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome and high level of service, and the room that we were given was perfect for our family with two young ones. It was dated, but clean and well maintained. And the ice creams available at reception were very handy!
Very Friendly
Reviewed 30 August 2013 (JuneW431 Welland, Canada)
This is a very nice, clean motel who are willing to accommodate large families at a reasonable price. We spend a very nice night here on our trip around the South Island. Very close to the penguin colony. Would stay here again.
South Island Holiday
Reviewed 6 December 2013 (Russell N Palmerston North, New Zealand)
Another nice place to stay and, as always, was up to the usual ASURE standard. Friendly greeting on arrival. Tidy spacious unit. Only a short drive to the Supermarket where we were able to make purchases of food and wine for our evening. Good sized comfortable bed. Reasonably priced.

Oamaru Motel Accommodation – ASURE Armada Motor Inn Oamaru

We offer spacious, comfortable accommodation with a choice of studio, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom accommodation. There is a choice of king, queen-size and single beds. All units are air-conditioned with heat pumps and have tea/coffee-making facilities, 5 Sky channels, telephone and electric blankets. Laundry facilities available to all guests.

Unit 8 – King, Single Studio
From $125.00Sleeps up to 3
Spacious modern studio unit with Queen and single bed in lounge area. Air-conditioning and Heating, 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk

Unit 9 – Queen, Single Studio
From $125.00Sleeps up to 3
Spacious air-conditioned and heated studio. One queen and one single bed in lounge area. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk

Unit 9 – Queen, Single Studio
From $125.00Sleeps up to 3
Spacious air-conditioned and heated studio. One queen and one single bed in lounge area. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
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Unit 10 – Queen, Single Studio
From $120.00Sleeps up to 3
Spacious air-conditioned and heated studio. One queen and one single bed in the lounge area. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk.
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Unit 11 – Queen Studio
From $120.00Sleeps up to 2
Spacious air-conditioned and heated unit. Queen size bed in lounge area. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk.
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
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Unit 14 – Queen, Two Singles Studio
From $125.00Sleeps up to 4
Spacious air-conditioned and heated unit. One queen and two single beds in living area. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
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Unit 17 – Queen, Single Studio
From $125.00Sleeps up to 3
Spacious air-conditioned and heated unit. One queen and one single bed in lounge area. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
N/A 125.00 N/A N/A 125.00 125.00 125.00
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Unit 18 – King Studio
From $125.00Sleeps up to 2
Spacious air-conditioned and heated unit. King size bed in living area.14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
125.00 125.00 N/A 125.00 125.00 125.00 125.00
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Unit 21 – Queen, Single Studio
From $125.00Sleeps up to 3
Air-conditioned and heated unit. One queen and one single bed in living area. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
125.00 125.00 N/A 125.00 125.00 125.00 125.00
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Unit 22 – Queen, Single Studio
From $125.00Sleeps up to 3
Air-conditioned and heated unit. One queen and one single bed in living area. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
125.00 125.00 N/A 125.00 125.00 125.00 125.00
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Unit 26 – Queen, Single Studio
From $125.00Sleeps up to 3
Spacious air-conditioned and heated unit. One queen and one single bed in living area. Kitchenette facilities.14 TV Channels with LCD TVs Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
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Unit 27 – Two King Single Studio
From $125.00Sleeps up to 2
Spacious air-conditioned and heated unit. Two king-single beds in living area. Kitchenette facilities.14 TV Channels with LCD TVs Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
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Small Studio Units
Unit 19 – Queen Small Studio
From $115.00Sleeps up to 2
Smaller upstairs unit. Air-conditioned and heated. This room has a queen size bed and an ensuite. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
115.00 115.00 N/A 115.00 115.00 115.00 115.00
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Unit 20 – Queen Small Studio
From $115.00Sleeps up to 2
Smaller studio room upstairs. All with ensuites .Queen bed. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
N/A 115.00 N/A N/A 115.00 115.00 115.00
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Unit 24 – Two Single Small Studio
From $115.00Sleeps up to 2
Air-conditioned and heated unit. Two single beds in living area. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
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Unit 25 – Two Single Small Studio
From $115.00Sleeps up to 2
Air-conditioned and heated unit. Two single beds in living area. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
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One Bedroom Units
Unit 1 – King, Two Singles One Bedroom
From $125.00Sleeps up to 4
Spacious air-conditioned and heated unit. King bed in the bedroom with one king single and one single bed in the lounge area. This unit has full kitchen facilities. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk.
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Unit 2 – King, Queen and Single One Bedroom
From $125.00Sleeps up to 4
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
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Unit 7 – Queen, Three Singles One Bedroom
From $135.00Sleeps up to 5
Spacious air-conditioned and heated unit. One king and king-single bed in the lounge and two single beds in the bedroom. Kitchenette facilities – with Microwave and fridge. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk.
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
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Unit 16 – Queen, Single One Bedroom
From $125.00Sleeps up to 3
Spacious air-conditioned and heated unit. One queen in bedroom and one single bed in lounge area. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
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Unit 23 – Queen, Two Singles One Bedroom
From $125.00Sleeps up to 4
Air-conditioned and heated unit. One queen in living area and two single beds in bedroom. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
125.00 125.00 N/A 125.00 125.00 125.00 125.00
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Unit 28 – King, Single One Bedroom
From $135.00Sleeps up to 3
Spacious air-conditioned and heated unit. One king and one single bed in bedroom.14 TV Channels with LCD TV in lounge area. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
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Unit 12 – King One Bedroom Spa
From $135.00Sleeps up to 2
Air-conditioned and heated one bedroom unit with king bed in bedroom. Spa bath with large lounge area. 14 TV channels including 5 Sky channels. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
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Accessible Units
Unit 3 – King, Two Singles Access Unit
From $125.00Sleeps up to 4
Spacious air-conditioned and heated unit. King bed in bedroom with two single beds in the lounge area. Access unit 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
125.00 125.00 N/A 125.00 125.00 125.00 125.00
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Unit 4 – King, Two Singles Access Unit
From $125.00Sleeps up to 4
Spacious air-conditioned and heated unit. One king size bed in Bedroom and two single beds in the lounge area. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk.
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
125.00 N/A 125.00 125.00 125.00 125.00 125.00
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Two Bedroom Family Units
Unit 5 – Queen, Three Singles Two Bedroom
From $135.00Sleeps up to 5
Spacious airconditioned and heated unit with Queen bed in one bedroom two single beds in another bedroom and one single bed in the lounge area. Ideal family unit. Full Kitchen facilities.14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
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Unit 12a – Queen, Two Singles Two Bedroom
From $135.00Sleeps up to 4
Spacious air-conditioned and heated unit. One queen in bedroom and two single beds in the other bedroom. 14 TV Channels with LCD TV. Toaster and jug with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Wed 16 Mar Thu 17 Mar Fri 18 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sun 20 Mar Mon 21 Mar Tue 22 Mar
135.00 135.00 N/A N/A 135.00 N/A N/A
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Offsite Units
Unit 6 – House (Offsite)
From $145.00Sleeps up to 5
House is a 3 bedroom house, sleeping up to 6 people (queen bed + 4 single beds). Sky TV on 32″ LCD television. Separate toilet, shower and spa bath. Laundry facilities. Garage. House is kept to motel standard and serviced daily.
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ASURE Armada Motor Inn Oamaru

Phone 0800 62 62 78 – 500a Thames Highway, Oamaru

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Welcome to ASURE Armada Motor Inn Accommodation in Oamaru

Cliff and Pauline Wilson welcome you to Armada Motor Inn. We are the first motel in Oamaru as you drive from the north on State Highway 1. ASURE Armada Motor Inn is one of Oamaru’s largest motel complexes with 27 units and has ample car parking space as well. For unbeatable convenience, the ASURE Armada Motor Inn is situated alongside Oamaru’s Galleon Complex, which houses a tenpin bowling alley, gaming room and family restaurant. Close to Centennial Park Sports Grounds, racecourse and secondary schools.

ASURE Armada Motor Inn Oamaru New Zealand

ASURE Armada Motor Inn Oamaru Hosts Your hosts: Cliff & Pauline
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How To Buy The Best Diamond Ring For Special Occasions?

 

When going out to buy a diamond ring for an engagement or other special purposes, then it’s important to know about the 4Cs which come with them, namely- Clarity, Color, Carat Weight and Cut. These are the global standards when it comes to judging the quality of diamonds and it allows one to compare the quality of one diamond to the other. Here’s what they mean and more:

  • Clarity: The clarity factor of a diamond determines the absence of blemishes and inclusions which affect the shining of a diamond.
  • Color: The colour grades are settled between D to Z. These colour grades determine a diamond’s colour or lack of it. Diamonds which don’t come in colour or less of it is much rare.
  • Carat Weight: As one might know, carat weight determines the apparent size of a diamond.
  • Cut: This is the factor where a diamond’s quality determines just how well it shines.

After understanding the 4Cs, it’s important that you know the difference between diamond cut quality and diamond shapes:

  • Shape: Before going out to buy an engagement ring, you must understand the above. The shape is the outline of a diamond when it is viewed from the face-up. The most popular diamond shape is round but obviously, there are a lot of other shapes like oval, pear, marquise, heart, square and rectangle.
  • Cutting Style: This refers to the facets of a diamond and how they are arranged. One of the most commonly used facet arrangements for round diamonds is the cutting style that comes with a very specific arrangement of 57 to 58 facets. Other types of cutting styles also include the famous emerald cut which is a rectangular cut or square cut that is recognized by the use of four long facets which sit all along the sides called step cuts and also on the beveled corners. It should be kept in mind that diamonds which get cut in similar style and shape can vary very much when it comes to polish, thickness and such.

After settling on the diamond, it’s time to pick up metal for the band which will complete the diamond ring. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Type: Whatever type you choose will surely affect the overall style and look of the piece the most popular options are platinum and white gold.
  • Contrast: If you want to go for gold then consider getting white metal bezels or prongs which are very often integrated into yellow gold bands that successfully make a contrast with the diamond bought. Types like Rose Gold have a very warm appearance and is perfect for a retro style ring.

After you understand what these four C’s mean, the next part is to ask which one of these four is the most important to you. This factor will help you narrow into the diamond of your dreams. Understanding these 4Cs will help you buy diamond engagement ring with a lot of confidence since you will be able to describe the kind of ring you want and the also be able to understand why the seller is saying when he throws out jargon.