Parkside Quarries Ltd
Parkside Quarries Ltd
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fully operational quarry since 1904, providing Oamaru stone to New Zealand, Australia and abroad. Guided tours available.
Oamaru, New Zealand

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Venture19809931424
New Zealand2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
Bucketlist this item.
Visit the Victoria Precinct and the Oamaru Gardens.
Farmers Market on a Saturday is specially recomended.
Written 23 September 2023
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eskvalley1
Timaru, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Amazing very tidy business. The highlight was going into the pit and Judy as our guide made the day she was great and had us laughing lots
Written 9 June 2023
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Nikki
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Great tour, lots of laughs and learnings! Judy is very knowledgeable and passionate about the quarry and appreciate the family history shared of the area.
Written 30 May 2023
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Janice C
Austin, TX60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
One of the owners took us around the quarry explaining the history and process of mining the limestone. We found it very interesting.
Written 1 April 2023
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Rose C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
This tour was incredible. Great value at $20 for a over an hour with Judy, 5th generation owners, giving us a drive around their family quarry of famous Oaramru stone. Absolutely fascinating to see- really informative. We were a couple doing this tour but would also recommend for families as the kids would love to see the diggers up close. Highly recommend!
Written 2 December 2022
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David T
Christchurch, New Zealand2,270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
A wonderful education on how this rock is formed and the huge asset it is to NZ.

You love Oamaru stone and the people who mine it after a visit.
Written 26 July 2019
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John Munro
Oamaru, New Zealand66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
This is the most fascinating view into the distant past being taken into the present by modern methods.
Written 4 March 2018
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Richard G
South Island, New Zealand124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Business
Make time & a reservation to visit the home of Oamaru Stone ,only 10 mins from centre of town ,but ring first.
Written 20 November 2014
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John Munro
Oamaru, New Zealand66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Friends
This is a wonderful place to see what passing millennia have done to the little organisms that existed then. They have produced a remarkable building material which has been used in public buildings throughout NZ since the mid 1800s. This is a beautiful cream coloured limestone that can be cut with an ordinary saw, wood screws put in and nails driven in. Remarkable.
Written 18 April 2013
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Chillawhile
New Zealand, Oamaru24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'd say you are a bit off the beaten track here, you can find the Parkside Limestone Quarry in Weston, Oamaru, check out http://www.oamarustone.co.nz/ for tour information.

Worth a look if you are interested to see how the Oamaru Whitestone is cut out from the Earth, in the past and as it is quarried today. This is the same type of stone that the buildings in Bath, England were constructed from; The Oamaru Historic Precinct has also been built of Oamaru Whitestone, which emulates British architecture and history.

Oamaru Whitestone is a soft stone, a favourite medium for sculptors, you will also see various sculpture scattered about the quarry, after the tour take a picnic and relax in the gardens, where you can wander about the sculptures. The Garden is used also as a Wedding and Function venue.
Written 14 August 2010
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