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Make Your Visit to Oamaru Truly Special!

Oamaru and the Waitaki District have been one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing travel destinations for several years now, and it’s easy to see why. As one of the country’s most historic and beautiful towns, with a unique look and feel that earned it the accolade “New Zealand’s coolest town” from Lonely Planet, Oamaru has something for just about everyone, whether you’re interested in architecture, wildlife, scenery, art and culture, gastronomy and more! And as the premiere accommodation in Oamaru, Pen-y-bryn is the place to stay if you want a truly memorable and enjoyable visit to this stunning town. Read more inside about why we think your visit to New Zealand should include Oamaru, and what makes a stay with us something very special indeed!

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Gourmet Cuisine

Evening dining is a highlight of any stay at Pen-y-bryn. As members of both the Slow Food Movement and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, we take the preparation and the presentation of our meals very seriously, and pride ourselves on serving seasonal, local and healthful foods. Much of the produce comes from our own gardens, and what we cannot grow ourselves we source from local and sustainable farms. Meats and seafood generally come from within a 100km radius of the lodge.

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Why Book Direct?

Booking direct not only ensures that you get the best available rate, but also allows us to tailor your visit to your particular preferences. If you have special interests, whether it’s in our many attractions, or in the gastronomy of our area, we can organise outings for you, and help schedule your activities so you don’t find yourself unable to do the things you want to. And if you have dietary restrictions, we can be sure to have suitable items on hand for your breakfast, canapés and, if you opt to dine with us, for dinner.

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Rooms

Packages

Choose from some of the most popular vacation packages

Wildlife Package

Oamaru and the Waitaki District are a nature-lover’s paradise. Our rugged coastline is home to two very special penguin species: the Blue Penguin, which is the world’s smallest penguin, and the Yellow-Eyed Penguin, which is one of the rarest. Both of these penguin species are easily visited from Pen-y-bryn Lodge, and we can ensure that you experience them to the fullest. Read More

Stargazing Package

We are very excited to offer a special package in conjunction with our friends at SkyScape Sky Beds in the nearby Mackenzie Country. Combine a stay at Pen-y-bryn with a one-night stay under the stars in your own private luxury accommodation at SkyScape for a chance to see the night sky in all its glory. SkyScape is a one-of-a-kind destination, where you will enjoy peace and tranquility as you marvel at the sheer number of stars visible above you. Advance booking is essential, as availability is extremely limited. Read More

Honeymoons

Pen-y-bryn has long been a popular destination for honeymooners, and we are pleased to offer a special package just for those of you celebrating your special day! Enjoy a two-night stay in one of our superior suites, including a gourmet four-course degustation dinner served at a private table and tailored to your dietary preferences. Check Out