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Oamaru's Victorian Precinct

2 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5385
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I was pretty underwhelmed by the Victorian Precinct. Most places were closed, and the ones that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hamilton, New Zealand
A must see Artisan Precinct

If you enjoy walking through Victorian architecture made from locally supplied sand stone and lime... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Morisset, Australia
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2 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5385
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was pretty underwhelmed by the Victorian Precinct. Most places were closed, and the ones that were open were dusty and selling junk that could be bought anywhere. The facades of the buildings were nice, and there are good photo spots.

Thank catiepie1011
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy walking through Victorian architecture made from locally supplied sand stone and lime stone, whilst stopping to browse the many shops of locally made hand pieces for sale but at the same time investigating a few eateries, breweries and distilleries this is the...More

Thank WarrenK652
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If history and architecture and art are things which interest you then take a wander around this area, explore the buildings and along the waterfront. Great area of well preserved historical buildings housing local artisans and objects and a very pleasant way to spend a...More

Thank Aurania2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very disappointed with the overall Oamaru experience. It seemed that they "roll-up the sidewalks" at 5:00 PM and there's nothing to do afterwards.

Thank Virgin Island Traveler
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting mix of craft and artists in there work spaces and shops. The Steam Punk centre was a cool spot to appreciate recycling in a funky way. 'the porter' was amazing. The coffee shop cooperative was a fabulous comfy spot for a great coffee and...More

Thank shonadixon
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time exploring the Victorian precinct. Steampunk HQ was a hit with the kids,along with the bike/scooter street park. The playground down there was fun and right by the beach too!

Thank James-Kacey
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I remember this place when it was not in use. Scary and empty. Now it's a busstling hive of activity with gorgeous trinket shops and cafes.

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This precinct is very interesting. We drove through at night and loved it Then I returned early in the morning for a better look around. I was surprised how historic the area was.

Thank PS2290
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Pretty to walk through and a few shops to call in at but nothing exceptionally special and doesn't take that much time to do.

Thank deejay153
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic walk around the precinct exploring the Victorian buildings. Have made several visits to the area and this part remains a favourite.

Thank Marie-Louise N
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