Welcome to The Shepherd's Rest, Oamaru.
The Shepherd's Rest is located less than a 10 minute drive to the Historic Victorian Precinct and Blue Penguin Colony in Oamaru, making us the perfect base to experience both town and country. Spend a night or two immersed in the culture of a small working farm, getting to know the locals and exploring the beautiful Waitaki Region.
Our glamping option, The Shepherd's Rest is separate from the house and perfect for couples. It is purpose built Shepherds Hut, situated on a hillside, overlooking farmland. The Shepherd's Rest has power, a kitchenette with basic cookware to prepare your own meals and ensuite bathroom. No wifi - the idea is to disconnect from technology - we do provide board games!!
Things to see and do in the area include:- Explore Oamaru, the Blue Penguin Colony, Steampunk, the Victorian Precinct is worthy of a visit with its old sandstone buildings and local artisans, Farmers Market on a Sunday, Whitestone Cheese Factory, Oamaru Public Gardens, art galleries and museums. Day trips from Oamaru include Moeraki Boulders, Elephant Rocks, Riverstone Kitchen, Kurow and the Waitaki Valley, its wineries and the Lakes district, cycle part of the Alps2Ocean Bike Trail.