Oamaru (/ɒməˈruː/; (Māori: Te Oha-a-Maru), the largest town in North Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand, is the main town in the Waitaki District. It is 80 kilometres south of Timaru and 120 kilometres north of Dunedin, on the Pacific coast, and State Highway 1 and the railway Main South Line connect it to both. With a population of 13,750, Oamaru is the 27th largest urban area in New Zealand, and the second largest in Otago behind Dunedin. The name Oamaru derives from Māori words meaning the place of Maru (compare with Timaru). The identity of Maru remains open to conjecture. Wikipedia
Planning a vacation to Oamaru in New Zealand? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Dunedin, New Zealand. Dunedin is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Larnach Castle And Gardens, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin Railway Station. Also, to reach Oamaru, you'll have to take a flight to Dunedin; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Oamaru can generally be of 1-2 days.