Oamaru is 112km north of Dunedin on State Highway 1. Oamaru is home of Steam Punk and some of New Zealands finest 19th century architecture.
Just north of Oamaru is the Waitaki Valley, a wonderful drive that can take you through to Central Otago via the Lindis Pass (sometimes closed in winter due to snow).
Oamaru is home to two penguin colonies and one of New Zealand's oldest public gardens.
Ambassador Motor Lodge
296 Thames Highway, Oamaru
(03) 436 2146 or 0800 436 214
Two accessible units, both are spacious with queen sized beds, cook tops and microwaves. The bathrooms are also spacious with one shower unit having a fold away seat attached to the wall and a handheld showerhead. The other unit has a freestanding metal seat which can be placed anywhere in the shower area and a handheld showerhead.
Asure Ascot Motel Oamaru
500 Thames Highway, Oamaru
(03) 436 9040 or 0800 62 62 78
One accessible room with king bed and two singles, wet floor shower and grab rails.
Bella Vista Oamaru
206-208 Thames Street, Oamaru
0800 235 528 or (03) 434 2400
Two accessible studio units with queen sized beds. Wet floor shower in bathroom and L shaped grab rails beside toilet and shower.
Cnr Thames and Exe Streets, Oamaru
(03) 434 3436 or 0800 THE MEWS (843639)
Two accessible units with wet area shower. A shower seat can be provided. L shaped grab handle in both toilet and shower.
Brydone Hotel Oamaru
115 Thames Street, Oamaru
(03) 433 0480
One accessible double room with queen size bed, a single roll away bed is also available. Wet floor shower with L shaped grab rails beside toilet and shower. There are two lifts available at the front and rear of the building for wheelchair access and to access the restaurant and lounge areas. The car park is at the rear of the building.
The Mill House
2358 Herbert-Hampden Road, Oamaru
(03) 439 5554
Four units with level entrance; a small lip at the door. Two with wet floor showers. No grab rails. Accessible parking directly outside the unit. Each unit has a queen and single bed, jug, toaster, microwave and filtered water.