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So much to tell!

This victorian precinct is gorgeous! Though its just one street long, it has so much to tell and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JanXZC
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Very quaint and 140 years old

Lovely architecture located close to Steampunk HQ. Examples of older methods of how things were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
1960WarrenW
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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2 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This victorian precinct is gorgeous! Though its just one street long, it has so much to tell and offer! Definitely one of the main reasons to visit Oamaru!

Thank JanXZC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely architecture located close to Steampunk HQ. Examples of older methods of how things were done. The entire area is like walking into a huge museum with functional shops. Well worth a wander through the streets. Keep an eye out for the undertaker

Thank 1960WarrenW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing through Oamaru and had a walk around the Victorian Precinct. Well worth a visit as these very prestigious buildings illustrated the wealth that the rural industry produced. The wool industry was a big influence and it was very interesting to see that...More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strolling through this environment of Oamaru, brings you closer to England, despite being many miles away. It is a clear example of the splendor that once had this city, thanks to the British immigrants. If you visit Oamaru, it is essential to take a walk...More

Thank Francisco R
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Although I live in Oamaru, the Victorian Precinct is always a great place to visit, enjoy a browse through the shops and a coffee at The Collective. There are great shopping experiences and its so handy to other great experiences such as Scott's Brewery, Steampunk...More

Thank jacquiewebby
Reviewed 29 July 2018

A lovely area to walk around if you are into historic building and old world charm. Lots of little shops to investigate, from clothing to souvenirs and special pieces.

Thank smith0z
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting arts and crafts and lovely gift shops. Something for everyone. Stone carving is a specialty. Lovely ice cream parlour and specialty baker.

Thank _cardacs
Reviewed 22 July 2018

As in many European cities, an historical precinct has been retained for the visitor. Several bookshops, galleries, eateries, and the Steampunk Museum. On the way to the penguins.

Thank 842brucec
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We a few days in Oamaru, and spent many happy hours wandering around the building and shops in this area. Glad to see them getting new use and being tidied up and cared for... There’s some great Little businesses - bakery, Victorian sweet shop, book...More

Thank Nadar7
Reviewed 21 July 2018

As far as a tourist destination goes I think Oamaru is under rated and under stated. Easy to drive through on your way south to Queenstown/ Wanaka or north to Christchurch, people are really missing out if they don't stop and wander around in Oamaru's...More

Thank ratz297
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