8 Must-Visit Places on New Zealand’s South Island

Wondering where to go on New Zealand’s South Island? Here are 8 must-visit places on the South Island. … New Zealand’s South Island is so full of wonder. I won’t pick favorites between the North and South Islands (they’re both beautiful), but the South Island does have something special. Every single place on the island… Continue reading 8 Must-Visit Places on New Zealand’s South Island

A Quick Guide to Oamaru, New Zealand

Oamaru is mostly known for a few things: the blue penguins, the Victorian architecture, and the Steampunk culture. This seaside town is located on the Eastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island, between Christchurch and Dunedin. Most people visit mainly to see the blue penguins return to shore in the evenings, but Oamaru draws a… Continue reading A Quick Guide to Oamaru, New Zealand

Virtual Travel: Victorian Heritage in Oamaru, New Zealand

The town of Oamaru isn’t on the main backpacker trail around New Zealand. It’s not a big city, there’s no nightlife scene, and it’s generally a pretty quiet place. I heard about this seaside, South Island town in passing, but it was only mentioned for the penguins. However, the name stuck in my head. Back… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Victorian Heritage in Oamaru, New Zealand

Steampunk HQ: A Steampunk Museum & Gallery in Oamaru, New Zealand

Oamaru, New Zealand is mostly known for its beautiful Victorian style architecture. The white-washed buildings and old warehouses have been preserved in the Historic Precinct. As you walk the cobblestone streets, you may believe you’ve actually been transported back to the 19th century. All of this makes it the perfect setting for Steampunk. Because of… Continue reading Steampunk HQ: A Steampunk Museum & Gallery in Oamaru, New Zealand

Oamaru Backpackers: Affordable & Stylish Hostel in Oamaru, New Zealand

The little seaside town of Oamaru, New Zealand isn’t on the main traveler trail. A lot of people would never think to stop here, but those who do are probably here to see the Victorian architecture or the penguins. Whatever your reason for visiting Oamaru, you’re going to need a place to stay. If you’re… Continue reading Oamaru Backpackers: Affordable & Stylish Hostel in Oamaru, New Zealand