Staff and customers are enjoying the new-look Oamaru i-Site, which reopened last week after being closed for a fortnight for refurbishment.
The interior of the i-Site, on the corner of Itchen and lower Thames Sts, has been repainted in navy and cream and has had carpet laid and counters installed.
Comfortable seating for customers has been added. It features built-in USB ports so people can charge their digital devices while they utilise the i-Site’s services.
Tourism Waitaki operations manager Wendy Simpson said it had been several years since the premises had been upgraded.
“It’s made it a lot more spacious and inviting for customers to come into.”
Not all of the i-Site’s stock has been moved to the more spacious shop floor as yet.
“It’s a work in progress to get it all out again. We wanted to be open as soon as we could.”
The i-Site’s popular penny-farthing is being repainted and is expected to be installed again soon.
“I’m very happy – it looks fantastic.”
Visitor numbers at the i-Site were up on this time last year, Mrs Simpson said. That was pleasing, as it was the quietest period for tourism in the town.