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Worth a Wander if in Oamaru

Quaint, interesting area of Oamaru. Interesting architecture and shops and cafes including an old... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
LarchFoodie
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Larchmont, New York
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Wonderful Morning Wander

Spent morning wandering through old shops from early Oamaru. Old bookshops, gift wear and stone... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
yvonne572016
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Auckland, New Zealand
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All reviews interesting shops step back in time art galleries oamaru stone great architecture wander around lovely area farmers market few hours harbour street couple of hours new zealand steam punk for sale old building south island great place to visit
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Quaint, interesting area of Oamaru. Interesting architecture and shops and cafes including an old book shop filled with travel/exploration books, a shop with NZ handicrafts and a limestone carving shop. Steampunk museum is at one end of the district. Scott’s Brewery restaurant on the other....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LarchFoodie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent morning wandering through old shops from early Oamaru. Old bookshops, gift wear and stone wear. Cafe in grain store was lovely good gluten free options

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yvonne572016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating return to the past with atmospheric old warehouses and buildings, evoking the charm of the past, beautifully presented as art galleries, book shops and a bindery, eclectic antiques and cafes. Absolutely brilliant way to spend a day!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HayleyS1978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend walking around looking and buying from the shops. Very authentic feel and smell around the place

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LesleyAMacAskill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is wonderful to check out all the history of this area. The Steam Punk display was well worth the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linda T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a blast from the past. Everything done quite beautifully. It's like walking back in time. Lots of interesting things to look at.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TJL1507
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in Oamaru you shouldn't miss the Victorian Precinct. It's not a big area and the strings of flags area were for us an unwelcome intrusion as they seemed so out of place, but the Oamaru stone (whitestone) buildings are so special because you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gavatron07
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

great architecture but very few shops or cafes ... worth a walk around but needs more visitors and it will thrive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dave A
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

It's worth a wander, to see craft shops interspersed with quirky not quite museums not quite bygone displays with steel works and warehouses. The art shop is great, and if you need some souvenirs there is a decent big shop with lots of variety. And...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank matthewl20
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Its amazing how Oamaru has reinvented itself embracing the history and beauty of it harbour. Awesome artworks, cafes and scenery. Architecture is WOW!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SouthproudNZ
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