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Oamaru's Victorian Precinct

Although I live in Oamaru, the Victorian Precinct is always a great place to visit, enjoy a browse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oamaru, New Zealand

A lovely area to walk around if you are into historic building and old world charm. Lots of little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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2 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I live in Oamaru, the Victorian Precinct is always a great place to visit, enjoy a browse through the shops and a coffee at The Collective. There are great shopping experiences and its so handy to other great experiences such as Scott's Brewery, Steampunk...More

Thank jacquiewebby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely area to walk around if you are into historic building and old world charm. Lots of little shops to investigate, from clothing to souvenirs and special pieces.

Thank smith0z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting arts and crafts and lovely gift shops. Something for everyone. Stone carving is a specialty. Lovely ice cream parlour and specialty baker.

Thank _cardacs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As in many European cities, an historical precinct has been retained for the visitor. Several bookshops, galleries, eateries, and the Steampunk Museum. On the way to the penguins.

Thank 842brucec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We a few days in Oamaru, and spent many happy hours wandering around the building and shops in this area. Glad to see them getting new use and being tidied up and cared for... There’s some great Little businesses - bakery, Victorian sweet shop, book...More

Thank Nadar7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As far as a tourist destination goes I think Oamaru is under rated and under stated. Easy to drive through on your way south to Queenstown/ Wanaka or north to Christchurch, people are really missing out if they don't stop and wander around in Oamaru's...More

Thank ratz297
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The limestone buildings of the lower precinct are great for wandering around, especially in the evening as the sun is setting. I recommend get a free walking map from the i-site that gives a brief overview of a number of the buildings. There are also...More

Thank JeffroNZ
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a surprise this place was. What could have been a derelict, dead relic of a town was in fact a thriving, vibrant hub of creativity. Galleries and workshops sat cheek by jowl with cafes. And steampunk workshops and shops coexisted with Victorian bookbinders and...More

Thank GeorgeHulbert
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This area is really cool and well worth a visit when you are passing through Oamaru. It has been restored very well.

Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I just love the home made ice cream, it is just divine, especially the Bailey's flavour, i enjoy wandering around the individual small shops, selling home made produce, or art, or clothing,. When I first moved here there used to be more home made crafts,....More

Thank Heather C
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