New Zealand’s seaside town of Oamaru is known for fascinating heritage and eccentric humour, raw natural beauty, vibrant arts, and delectable cuisine. Lonely Planet guide has described Oamaru as “New Zealand’s coolest town”. The architecture, wildlife, culture, cuisine or natural landscape, there is nothing else like this incredible small Kiwi town.
Pen-y-bryn Lodge was built as a private residence in 1889 and is one of Australasia’s largest single storey timber dwellings. We’re passionate about property and ensuring that our guests leave with fond memories of their stay with us. We have made every effort to make this stunning estate as comfortable for modern guests as possible, while keeping true to our historical underpinnings.
Each lodge room offers sumptuous comfort to make your stay here as relaxing as it is inspiring and invigorating. It’s the small details that make a big difference, we think, and we relish the opportunity to delight our guests at every turn.
Cuisine is a highlight of your stay at Pen-y-bryn. Dinner here is a celebration of the lost art of conversation, culinary excellence, and refined yet unfussy table service in our richly designed dining room.
Bordered by the stunning coastline of the Pacific, Oamaru offers nature lovers the chance to explore nesting colonies of both little blue penguins and yellow-eyed penguins. The famed Oamaru limestone architecture houses the cool and quirky world of steampunk and plenty of fashion, art, and cuisine discoveries. This is New Zealand’s best-preserved example of a Victorian streetscape and it’s unique and captivating.
At night, be awed by our clear dark skies with a private stargazing experience just outside our doorstep.
Pen-y-bryn Lodge is proud to be associated with the Virtual Race NZ and is offering a prize of a one-night stay including dinner.