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Oamaru's Victorian Precinct

2 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5385
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Very cool little quarter

Absolutely worth a visit - cool little shops and beautiful buildings. It's not a huge area but it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wellington, New Zealand
via mobile
Beautiful location to visit

Thoroughly enjoyed wandering through this area. Not all business were open though but was well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeanne N
Auckland, New Zealand
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2 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5385
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely worth a visit - cool little shops and beautiful buildings. It's not a huge area but it is certainly unique.

Thank Talzie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed wandering through this area. Not all business were open though but was well worth the visit.

Thank Jeanne N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a person from Christchurch it was a very unreal feeling seeing old buildings standing upright without any earthquake damage (we don't have many historic buildings left after all the quakes). I love that these old buildings have been preserved. We had to do two...More

Thank britten_crazy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been collecting books for more than 50 years and visited hundreds of bookshops in the 40 odd countries I have worked in during the past 35 years.(Second hand, antiquarian and new book shops) First I was struck by the Victorian precinct architecture constructed...More

Thank BruiserBob
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Let your imagination run away with you . Go back in time see the books, gifts, chew on a sweet , try homemade icecream from yesteryear .You can even dress up in Victoriana and have your photo taken.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 18 August 2017

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 17 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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 30 July 2017

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
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