We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Oamaru's Victorian Precinct

2 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5385
Review Highlights

Pretty to walk through and a few shops to call in at but nothing exceptionally special and doesn't... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Great walk

Fantastic walk around the precinct exploring the Victorian buildings. Have made several visits to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Marie-Louise N
Whangamata, New Zealand
via mobile
Read all 489 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
2 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5385
Write a Review
Reviews (489)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 489 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very pleasant experience wandering in and out of the precinct, New Zealander's seem to be able to keep whole areas intact (unfortunately not like here at home). If we return to the South Island would like to spend more time here.

Thank michaelz789o
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed strolling around the Victorian Precinct...the shops are cute and full of local artists and cafes. It's great to see so many buildings of this era in one place and being showcased. The penny farthing in the isite was fun and the staff were...More

Thank 99tamsinw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Victorian Precinct is a quaint and repurposed collection of properties on the Oamaru waterfront. We learned from a voluble local that they were originally Victorian era grain warehouses, owned and operated by trans-shipment merchants. He did not explain why that industry died, Anchored at...More

Thank Conanthelibrarian5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We and our fellow steampunked adore the Victorian precinct . Take a walk back in time ... so much to see and do here ☺

Thank vicktikitoria
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Took a detour into town and had a wander round. Oamaru is a mixture of old and new buildings that were amazing to look at. Really worth visiting.

Thank susiewoowoo
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Interesting quarter of the town where they are restoring it all to what it would have been like in the vicrorian era

Thank Molzmum
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Oamaru's Victorian Precinct is well and truely worthy of a visit. Plenty of parking and enough different shops to satisfy almost everyone. We were there early on a Friday and had the advantage of few other visitors when we arrived. Within an hour however the...More

Thank Nmsj1957
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We spent a whole day wandering around the Victorian Precinct, talking to people who had saved the buildings etc. It is a great asset to the community & you are congratulated. Well done. We would certainly recommend a visit by everyone - adults & children...More

Thank 60stravellers2014
Nearby Restaurants
Scotts Brewing Co
177 reviews
.18 km away
315 reviews
.17 km away
Star and Garter
322 reviews
.12 km away
Steam Cafe
197 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Steampunk HQ
715 reviews
.09 km away
Oamaru Public Gardens
138 reviews
.74 km away
Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail
74 reviews
.35 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Oamaru's Victorian Precinct staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines