Bella Vista Motel Oamaru
We welcome you to the Bella Vista Oamaru Motel.
This property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation.
Oamaru is the hub of the Waitaki region and the perfect base for your adventures. From the moment you arrive you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the Oamaru CBD for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. At Bella Vista Oamaru we cater for all your business or recreational needs.
We are easy to find on Thames Street, State Highway One just two hours drive south of Ashburton and one and a half hours drive north of Dunedin. We are the closest motel to the town centre, shops, restaurants, cafes, our beautiful Opera House and Historic Oamaru. We are only a very short drive to both Blue and Yellow-eyed Penguin Colonies.
We have ample safe parking so you can leave your car, avoid parking issues, walk to work or explore.
Our superior smoke free Oamaru motel accommodation includes a variety of studios and one bedroom units. The purpose built access units have been designed with parking at the door for your convenience. You have a choice of king, queen or single beds with electric blankets for those cooler nights.
Unlimited free WIFI is available with a spacious work desk in every room. Units vary from just tea and toast making facilities to those with cooking facilities. We offer continental or cooked breakfasts, as well as lunch and evening meal charge back facilities.
You can be assured of a warm welcome at reception where we will assist you in every way possible.
Distances from Oamaru Motel
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- At a glance
Office hours 7.30am to 8.00pm
On-site parking Free of charge
Breakfast service Full or Light Continental Breakfast
Available on request Interconnecting rooms, cot, high chair & newspaper
Value adds Unlimited free WIFI, guest BBQ, coin operated guest laundry
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Phone +64 3 434 2400
Compact Queen Studio
Ground floor and upstairs studios, Queen bed, ensuite shower, free and unlimited WiFi, heated towel rail, hair dryer, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, cutlery & crockery, microwave, refrigerator, electric jug, electric heater, electric blanket, radio alarm clock, telephone, and Sky TV, and in-room USB wall socket for mobile phone charger. This room not suitable for cooking meals.
- 16 m2
Superior King/Twin Studio
Upstairs and ground floor studios with king bed that can be split to two singles as required, some with access facilities (available on request), ensuite shower, free and unlimited WiFi, heated towel rail, hair dryer, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, cutlery & crockery, microwave, refrigerator, electric jug, electric heater, electric blanket, radio alarm clock, telephone, Sky TV, in-room USB wall socket for mobile phone charger, and some with Smart TV. These rooms not suitable for cooking meals. Extra guest can be added in some room on request and upon availability.
- 20 m2
Superior Triple Studio
Upstairs and ground floor studios, featuring a Queen bed and a Single bed. En-suite shower, free and unlimited WiFi, heated towel rail, hair dryer, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, cutlery & crockery, microwave, refrigerator, electric jug, electric heater, electric blanket, radio alarm clock, telephone, Sky TV, in-room USB wall socket for mobile phone charger, Smart TV. These rooms not suitable for cooking meals although outdoor BBQ is available at no extra charge or hotplate can be provided through alternative arrangement.
- 20 m2
1 Bedroom Family Unit
Ground floor and upstairs units. Queen or Super King bed in living room with 2 x single beds in separate room. Ensuite shower over spa bath, heated towel rail, hair dryer, table & chairs, armchairs, fully equipped small kitchen, electric heater, radio alarm clock, private telephone, free and unlimited WiFi, Sky TV, electric blanket, in-room USB wall socket for mobile phone charger, and some with Smart TV.
- 37 m2
- Unlimited WIFI
- Sky Television
- Internet Services
- Coin operated guest laundry
- Breakfast available
- Free parking
- Corporate and Off Peak rates available on request
- Guests free activity booking service
- Eftpos and credit card facilities
- New Zealand Qualmark 4 Star Rating
Visit our Blue Penguin Colony which is situated a very short drive from us in our Harbour area. The little blue penguins come ashore at dusk and leave for sea again at dawn. In peak season (October to January) there can be as many as 200 birds arriving each evening. The Colony has a covered grandstand seating arrangement for you to view in comfort.
Visit the Yellow-eyed Penguin Colony on Bushy Beach Road which is a short drive from us. The yellow-eyed penguins are very rare but they come ashore late afternoon. There is a very good walkway and viewing platform for you to see these birds, sometimes at a very close range.
Take a short stroll down Thames Street past our fabulous Opera House and view our beautifully restored Oamaru Stone Buildings. Wander down to our Historic Precinct which contains New Zealand's largest collection of Victorian architecture. Have a drink at the Criterion Hotel, or see a range of artists and craftspeople at work.
Join our popular Penguin Express bus tour which will pick you up from your motel room and drive you to both penguin colonies and through the historic precinct, this tour is very informative. Book with us!
A 35 minute drive south will take you to our unique Moeraki Boulders, or a little further south to the Moeraki Village where you can visit Fleur's Place for coffee or a meal.
Head north up to the Waitaki River and lakes for a spot of fishing or a picnic, or just have a leisurely day in Oamaru visiting some of our cafes after a few hours shopping. We know that when you visit Oamaru you will be pleasantly surprised at what we have to offer!
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We are the closest motel to Oamaru town centre, shops, restaurants, cafes, our beautiful Opera House and Historic Oamaru. We are only a very short drive to both Blue and Yellow-eyed Penguin Colonies.
Travel distances in kilometres to Oamaru
- Ashburton 160 kms
- Blenheim 551 kms
- Christchurch 248 kms
- Dunedin 113 kms
- Fox Glacier 479 kms
- Franz Josef Glacier 503 kms
- Greymouth 431 kms
- Hanmer Springs 375 kms
- Hokitika 436 kms
- Invercargill 319 kms
- Kaikoura 423 kms
- Mosgiel 127 kms
- Nelson 656 kms
- Queenstown 288 kms
- Te Anau 403 kms
- Wanaka 229 kms
- Westport 531 kms