Friendly Bay Boat Society

Oamaru was a prominent coastal port and is now a very rare and almost unchanged example of its kind. Celebrating this history in a way that is alive and interactive will form part of the wider heritage of Oamaru.


The Boat Society has now established a workshop and public display area – “The Tyne Street Boat Shed”, at 27 Tyne St Oamaru. We will have the doors open most weekends, with the front of the shed as a public display of boatbuilding, coracle building, local harbour history and general maritime paraphernalia. The workshop section at the back will be viewable by the public through a fence, with various boat projects and restorations going on.

Physical Address

27 Tyne Street
New Zealand