My daughter and I loved it here! Took a while for the penguins to come to shore but when they did it was worth the wait - heaps of them and they're so cute. Arrive early for a decent park and decent seat. Love the fact that they're strict on not using cell phones too as it can frighten the penguins, we saw several people being told off and one even asked to leave!
A must see in Oamaru is the little blue penguins, this is moderately priced for a seat to watch the little fellas come ashore as dusk falls. In the summer it is advised to get there early as it fills up and the area is swamped in tourist every night.
Waterfront Rd Oamaru