Oásis Ōamaru

Monday11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Tuesday11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Wednesday11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Thursday11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Friday11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Saturday11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

SundayClosed.

12 Tees Street, South Hill, Oamaru

029 283 7882

Oásis is a fitting name for this treasure trove of an antiques store found on Tees Street in Ōamaru. Calling a 150-year-old Victorian building home that carries a heritage designation, it’s the perfect backdrop for the wares found in Oásis. You will want to set aside some time to explore every nook and cranny of the store, with their wide-ranging stock of antiques and art from around the world.

Owners Greg and Katy moved to Oamaru in 2012, and Oásis was born. Combining Greg’s wealth of experience as an antiques dealer for over 50 years with their experiences living overseas in places like Indonesia and Portugal, they have created a global antique retail space like no other in the country. Everywhere you turn in the shop, there is something different to catch your eye and attention. 

The treasures stocked here are wide-ranging, but there is a distinctly Asian and Middle-Eastern feel to the shop, with items such as Japanese woodblock prints, hand-knotted carpets & kilims. There’s also a wealth of Oriental and European-style pottery and porcelain in store, with the oldest piece, a Chinese pot, almost 5,000 years old. Greg and Katy also represent several top South Island artists, and there is an ever-changing selection of studio ceramics on display. So there really is something to appeal to every artistic taste and preference.

A unique shopping trip awaits you at Oásis, so take your time browsing and exploring the store, and you just might find a one-of-a-kind piece to go home with. 

Words by Julia Rutherford & Photography by Nancy Zhou

Information not correct? Report an error

Location

12 Tees Street, South Hill, Oamaru

Nearby Places

The Terraces

Old artifacts on a dresser and land yacht at The Terraces with table in foreground in Ōamaru.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki Editor's Pick
Galleries and museum key icon.

Local Kevin Murdoch restored The Terraces building and filled it with historical relics and an art studio. Pop in for a chat with Kevin and the other Ōamaru artist in residence, Al Bell - this is something of an alternative visitors’ centre.

Cucina

Looking over the shoulder of a person eating a meal with a knife and fork.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki Editor's Pick
Restaurants key icon.

Argentinian, Italian and Spanish flavours meet Kiwi hospitality at Cucina. Owners Yanina and Pablo, moved their family to Ōamaru in 2008, and celebrate the cuisine they grew up with through Waitaki's best ingredients.

Bruce's Barber

A blonde haired woman smiling behind the counter at Bruce's Barber Oamaru. '
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki
Services key icon.

Located in the heart of the Thames Street shopping district in Ōamaru is the ultimate gentlemen’s grooming experience, Bruce’s Barber.

Victoria Lounge and Eatery

Plush blue seating set against a dark green wall filled with portraits of queens
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki
Bars key icon.

Victoria Lounge and Eatery in the heart of Ōamaru is a welcome addition to the burgeoning hospitality scene in this small town brimming with charm and character.

Similar Places

Hyde Boutique

A woman wearing a pink and yellow vest sorting through a clothes rack inside Hyde Boutique Oamaru.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki
Fashion key icon.

Retail therapy doesn’t get any better in Ōamaru than Hyde Boutique, a high-end designer fashion destination situated on the town’s busy Thames Street.

Bruce's Barber

A blonde haired woman smiling behind the counter at Bruce's Barber Oamaru. '
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki
Services key icon.

Located in the heart of the Thames Street shopping district in Ōamaru is the ultimate gentlemen’s grooming experience, Bruce’s Barber.

Inc. Design

Wide angle interior view of Inc. Design in Ōamaru.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki Editor's Pick
Fashion key icon.

Not just a shop, gallery or studio but some combination of all three, Ōamaru’s Inc. Design is an experience in and of itself.

Jessica Flora + In Good Company

The cream brick building of In Good Company Kurow.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki
Fashion key icon. Services key icon.

Jessica Flora is a local Waitaki label that specialises in made-to-order clothing and celebrates Mother Earth. Find this brand and others at In Good Company.