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Oamaru's Victorian Precinct

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Address: 2 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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A well preserved place of history.

Loved everything about this street! This is a true gem of NZ. From the boutiques to the steampunk feel of the surrounds, this place is incredible.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved everything about this street! This is a true gem of NZ. From the boutiques to the steampunk feel of the surrounds, this place is incredible.

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit.Interesting shops and galleries with many quirky and bizarre items , where shop keepers dress in character.Well done to Oamaru for presenting such a unique attraction.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old quarter of Oamaru has been done up and revitalised. the whitestone buildings have been spruced up but no much that it feels false. If you like pottering gallerys, independent shops selling all manner of things then you will enjoy.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can wander around here from an hour to a day and if you have an interest from model trains to soap etc. you will find something for you to browse.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking around the Victorian precinct. I enjoyed looking at the old buildings. If you're travelling through Oamaru it's worth a stop. There are some shops inside the buildings with vintage clothes and crafts and gifts. Slightly overpriced but the history of the area and the harbour is worth a stop.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is well worth a look and has lots of diverse shops, gallery etc to look at. We found people friendly and helpful. It is a complete contrast to the rest of Oamaru and we recommend it as a place for to spend some time. It's great to see heritage buildings being used so well.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Victorian precinct is quite an unusual sight in this area. It does not make sense unless you go to the Museum where, hidden in a corner, is a 12minute visual history of the town and how it developed. Once you have seen it, the whole area makes sense

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many cities have experienced boom, bust and renewal. In Oamaru's case, though, the boom was spectacular, and the fortunate availability of beautiful stone close at hand led to the construction of an architecturally remarkable central business district. The bust was equally spectacular, so instead of the old buildings being replaced by cookie-cutter modernism, they continued in use long after Queen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed wandering around the historic part of town. The buildings have got a new less of life and there are many different businesses to visit, which cater to all sorts of people and interests. Just to mention a few: Bakery, Pubs, Sculptors, Whiskey Shop, Brewery, Auto Museum, Steampunk Museum, handmade soaps, loads of gift shops, artwork etc. It... More 

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely Victorian stone buildings full of history .Some of the buildings were old disused warehouses which have been turned into small shops .

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