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Oamaru's Victorian Precinct

2 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5385
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Interesting quarter of town

Oamaru must have been a wealthy town in the day.. Lots of optimistically built premise erected near... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stephen b
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Sydney, Australia
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Stop on way to Christchurch in rain again!

Stopped off in centre of town for short break in rain. Some interesting looking buildings and lots... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jodian
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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2 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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+64 3-434 5385
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oamaru must have been a wealthy town in the day.. Lots of optimistically built premise erected near the waterfront... Luckily still there and some have been repurposed but much needs to be done to make i5 a must see sector of town. Don’t miss it...More

Thank stephen b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped off in centre of town for short break in rain. Some interesting looking buildings and lots of small individual including craft and art type.We parked in Itchen street round the corner from Prcinct itself and found the Heritage Radio museum and studio. Quite a...More

Thank Jodian
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oamaru makes a big thing of it's Victorian heritage and this precinct has all sorts of little shops and museums - see the penny- farthings if you can!!

Thank Hazel L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of days wandering around the Victorian district while we visited Oamaru to see the penguin colony. The buildings are beautiful and full of galleries and gift shops. It’s definitely worth spending a few hours browsing, and try to include lunch at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was wonderful strolling around with friends after the farmers market on a Saturday morning. Loved some of the unique shops and people were extremely friendly. A busy, humming area and the buildings are so amazing with lots of history - great to explore and...More

Thank Diana B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming to Oamaru for years for small holidays, and a highlight is always to spend time walking around the victorian buildings and checking out all of the interesting wee shops and artisans. A do not miss opportunity.

Thank MBSULLY
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good on Oamaru for not tearing down all its beautiful old buildings. They are on display here and filled with an eclectic array of shops. Worth a visit

Thank Deborah R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Have visited 3 times ( and live 1,000 kms and over 15 hours away). Learnt a lot of the history of the area this time . Love the buildings and shops with all the Knick naks etc. so much to see and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first trip to Oamaru was planned as only a coffee stop. But boy was I wrong. I ended up staying a few days and went back again just recently for 2 weeks to enjoy this small beautiful town and its architecture. And like mentioned...More

Thank Peggy P
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct is an area near the old harbour that is frozen in time. Viewed from the old jetty, the grand old buildings, including wool and grain stores, warehouses, pubs and banks, are so well-preserved, that you feel you have stepped back to the...More

Thank alibaba59
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