Touring the area around Oamaru by bike is an experience like no other. Electric bicycles, which can reach speeds up to 25 km/hr give you a speed boost that walking can’t offer, but don’t take you flying across the countryside in the speeds of an automobile. Biking creates a happy medium that gives you time to savour the scenery while going a little farther than walking alone would take you.
There are many options for day trips by bike around Oamaru. With choices for foodies and nature lovers alike, you’re sure to find something you love by bike near Oamaru.
The Moeraki Boulders are amazing spherical boulders clustered along the shore of Koekohe Beach. This seaside destination is the perfect relaxing day trip from Oamaru and a great opportunity for a romantic seaside picnic or romp with the family.
Cheese Tasting at Whitestone
If delicious food tours are more up your alley, Whitestone has the ideal afternoon for you and your traveling party. This artisanal cheese company offers daily cheese tastings at its facility. Enjoy the flavours of cheese from cows raised in limestone country for a truly unique taste of the countryside.
Visit Historical Sites
Heritage New Zealanddesignated several historical sites in the greater Oamaru area, and they’re worth checking out. History buffs and curious individuals alike will enjoy touring the historic Totara Estate and Clarks Flour Mill. Both spots let you learn a bit about what life was like “back in the day”. By bike, these sites are easily reachable in a touring loop within a day’s journey.
Alps 2 Ocean Trail
The Alps 2 Ocean Trail is an incredible biking journey that gives you unparalleled views of the scenery from mountains to shore. Ride part of the trail to Duntroon and back for a fun workout and enjoyable outdoor adventure.
See the Penguins
Oamaru Harbour is the home to a colony of blue penguins that are active on shore in the evenings before sunset. There are even some yellow-eyed penguins that can be viewed from afar and seen from a special hideaway. Watching the penguins may well be the highlight of your journey to Oamaru and will certainly be popular among the younger set.
All of these trips are achievable by bike for fun, memorable day trips. Check out our options for bike rentals to enjoy these unique trips around Oamaru.