Oamaru's Victorian Precinct

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Oamaru's Victorian Precinct

Oamaru's Victorian Precinct
4.5
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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.
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2-3 hours
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brendafrost
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
Apr 2022
A good insight to the local history of the town, great use of some of the original buildings show casing the Oamaru stone construction the town is known for. Good variety of outlets and even had a local jazz band playing in the morning.
Written 26 April 2022
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anthony19482014
Dunedin, New Zealand142 contributions
Apr 2022
Oamaru's Victorian Precinct is a real gem. But it should be completely pedestrianised. We were constantly dodging cars and utes as we tried to admire the precinct. The vehicles completely spoil the ambience.
Written 20 April 2022
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Inspiration456650
Russell, New Zealand139 contributions
Mar 2022
Love this area, it's like walking back in time, the buildings are very special and I loved the place that makes victorian clothing which the rent out, I would have loved to have bought some of their gorgeous hats.
Written 13 March 2022
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand1,914 contributions
Feb 2022
This is a wonderful area to stroll around. We are so fortunate that these stone building have been preserved and with so much history. It was quite a bustling place on a sunny Sunday but shops were closing rather early.
Written 1 March 2022
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BevTonyAuckland
Auckland, New Zealand116 contributions
Feb 2022
The old buildings are special and having them located in close proximity is fantastic for Oamaru. We enjoyed walking around and through them, feeling the atmosphere of forgone times.
A most worthwhile visit.
Written 22 February 2022
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AdrienneJ15
Christchurch, New Zealand66 contributions
Feb 2022
lovely to wander along Harbour street although my friend using a walking frame struggled with bumpy cobbled or broken footpaths (to be expected) but not wide enough to skirt round tables and chairs - fortunately the traffic was very minimal so we used the middle of the road. the shops have a wide variety of interesting things to look at ... and please BUY something to help keep this going!
Written 17 February 2022
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JanLoads
Wellington, New Zealand34 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Absolutely loved this area of Oamaru. There were so many creative, quirky and downright gorgeous things to look at! Thoroughly recommend you spend a few hours exploring
Written 7 January 2022
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cpcog
Wellington, New Zealand1,329 contributions
Dec 2021
Oamaru's Victorian Precinct is a gem when people travel between Christchurch and Queenstown. Not many people would visit Oamaru but I think people should spend a day to explore Victorian Precinct! you will feel how people live in Victorian period in NZ. The atmosphere is lovely and nice. Love it!
Written 6 January 2022
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Bruce M
Dunedin, New Zealand743 contributions
Aug 2021
Wortha wander. Theres generally something to see here. Een if things are closed there things to see.
Written 27 August 2021
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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,401 contributions
Jul 2021
A row of lovely old buildings, but small and not a lot happening, even during the day. I suspect the lack of tourism and the winter months have impacted here.
These places are always on the "must" list, just in small town New Zealand in the Covid era.
Written 26 August 2021
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