Oamaru's Victorian Precinct

Oamaru's Victorian Precinct

Oamaru's Victorian Precinct
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Visit and explore Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct and experience what this architecturally stunning and unique area has to offer. Explore and enjoy a number of great attractions and activities including galleries, craft, antique and book stores, as well as eateries and bars serving up some delicious food, fine wine, craft beer and world-class whisky. Come along and join in the fun of Victorian Oamaru.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Andy F
    Devizes, United Kingdom1,260 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb Steampunkery
    So much to see and do here - the Steampunk centre, the heritage railway, shops, cafes, bars, restaurants - and all set amongst well-preserved Victorian warehouse buildings. They've done a fine job of mixing the old with the new. Very enjoyable.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 May 2023
  • Michael C
    Derby, United Kingdom2,022 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Preserved Victoriana
    Late Victorian buildings fill almost the whole of the centre of Oamaru which makes it a very attractive area. It was a real joy to walk around the area. However, we failed to get too excited because almost every English town has similar buildings. Oamaru must be congratulated for making a toiurist attraction out of its buildings.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 November 2023
  • Carol R
    43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such an interesting historical area
    This precinct was so interesting to wander around. Lots of history to see, read and absorb. Many quirky little shops, wonderful bakery. Flat terrain so easy to walk around. Original building wonderfully and lovingly restored.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 December 2023
  • Lmira1971
    Perth, Australia120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a gem of a town
    What a little gem of a town to visit. Beautiful old buildings, quirky shops and art galleries, breweries, penguins and seals to see easily here. What is not to love about this place. Stay overnight here ro ensure you see the penguins which you may even see in the old town late at night. But don't approach them if you do see them. They frighten easily.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 December 2023
  • 8484nikkid
    Adelaide, Australia118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just adorable
    We stayed in Oamaru for a night whilst on a 2 week driving holiday around the South Island and so glad we did. Oamaru have really made the most of this area, it's just delightful. It's a great place to take lovely photos. And there's a Brewery across the road when you've finished exploring the Victorian precinct
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 February 2024
  • SD2606
    Christchurch, New Zealand1,824 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Favourite place in Oamaru
    This precinct was gorgeous. They have maintained and cared for this section so well. It is like you have gone back in time or travelled to England. It is very cute and so many photo opportunities.   Cobblestone roads, stonework shop fronts, bunting, eclectic shops, cafes, bakeries, a museum and a steam train to ride on nearby. 
Put this on your list for Day #1, it’s lovely.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 February 2024
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AndyAquila
Lyme Regis, UK641 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is an amazing place with lots to admire. The architecture is quite stunning and well worth walking around. There some nice shops too which will entrance.
Written 4 March 2024
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SD2606
Christchurch, New Zealand1,824 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This precinct was gorgeous. They have maintained and cared for this section so well. It is like you have gone back in time or travelled to England. It is very cute and so many photo opportunities.
 
Cobblestone roads, stonework shop fronts, bunting, eclectic shops, cafes, bakeries, a museum and a steam train to ride on nearby.

Put this on your list for Day #1, it’s lovely.
Written 19 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

8484nikkid
Adelaide, Australia118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We stayed in Oamaru for a night whilst on a 2 week driving holiday around the South Island and so glad we did. Oamaru have really made the most of this area, it's just delightful. It's a great place to take lovely photos. And there's a Brewery across the road when you've finished exploring the Victorian precinct
Written 5 February 2024
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Lmira1971
Perth, Australia120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
What a little gem of a town to visit. Beautiful old buildings, quirky shops and art galleries, breweries, penguins and seals to see easily here. What is not to love about this place. Stay overnight here ro ensure you see the penguins which you may even see in the old town late at night. But don't approach them if you do see them. They frighten easily.
Written 9 December 2023
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Carol R
Orange, Australia43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This precinct was so interesting to wander around. Lots of history to see, read and absorb. Many quirky little shops, wonderful bakery. Flat terrain so easy to walk around. Original building wonderfully and lovingly restored.
Written 7 December 2023
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Michael C
Derby, UK2,022 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Late Victorian buildings fill almost the whole of the centre of Oamaru which makes it a very attractive area. It was a real joy to walk around the area. However, we failed to get too excited because almost every English town has similar buildings. Oamaru must be congratulated for making a toiurist attraction out of its buildings.
Written 30 November 2023
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happykoabug
Honolulu, HI169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
quite a few well-preserved Victorian warehouse buildings in the area. I love checking out all the museums, shops, and eating establishment.
Written 6 July 2023
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Andy F
Devizes, UK1,260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
So much to see and do here - the Steampunk centre, the heritage railway, shops, cafes, bars, restaurants - and all set amongst well-preserved Victorian warehouse buildings. They've done a fine job of mixing the old with the new. Very enjoyable.
Written 6 May 2023
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traveladdict3500
Hasselt, Belgium783 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This was very disappointing. They tried to recreate an old victorian town but failed dramatically. All they did, was collect some old clutter and add some people in victorian dress style. The coffee shop wasn't open on the day we visited so there was no opportunity to get a drink in the victorian street.
Written 16 April 2023
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,964 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Oamaru was a fascinating collection of old Victorian buildings very well maintained and with heaps of history. The town , with a protected harbour was laid out in 1858 and grew based on servicing pastoralists and gold mining. Thee buildings and the way it had been retained was more impressive than Dunedin to its south. Well worth a visit.
Written 9 April 2023
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