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Oamaru's Victorian Precinct

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Address: 2 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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+64 3-434 5385

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historical buildings

most doors open selling or showing off the wares, nice stroll thru victorian times. maybe more should be open on a public holiday tho !!

Reviewed 4 days ago
Timaru, New Zealand
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Timaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

most doors open selling or showing off the wares, nice stroll thru victorian times. maybe more should be open on a public holiday tho !!

Thank gavinr17
Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the Sunday market . Beautiful beach quirky shops and amazing playground. Even visited the whiskey shop. Absolutely loved the architecture . A must see place. Nice food places . Found a great bakery after the market and a great home made ice cream place. All locals super friendly

Thank leoniehastings
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have enough time, as we're driving through, but we stopped for a walk. The buildings are lovely and look well cared for. We need to go back and spend more time here.

Thank vannsandra
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is my first visit here and I am very surprise by the European look of this town, less the cobblestone streets! Albeit it being a quiet town in the evening, I enjoyed walking around the town. I was also amazed to find an excellent restaurant here...The Fat Sally. And I am sure the other many ones that I walked... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What it is to see old buildings being left alone and not being pulled down.Do visit the NZ Whisky store some what a place if you like whisky not expensive.Check out the Steampunk H,Q.The Wool store,Donna's Dementies Grainstore Gallery.Adventure Books place for those old retired books.

Thank Robert M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating old restored buildings. Nice walk with some lovely shops and cafes to waste time in. Popular pub on one corner.

Thank tyndo1
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to see some beautifully restored heritage architecture. It has a great selection or art, jewelry, clothing and nic nacs in a real heritage setting. There is a mixture of new and used items. A couple of the shops are grossly over priced ie $54 for a beanie is absurd. Unfortunately this time around the NZ... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A stroll through Oamaru's Victorian Precints is a must do. Cafes and artists shops can be found here. Quirky and charming. Easy to find free parking by the harbour. Farmers market on Sunday morning.

Thank NZfour
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of artists, cafes and hidden gems, the Victorian Precinct is a great example of how to encourage the arts and artists to your town. Some quirky stores and universally friendly proprietors kept us busy for hours.

Thank Seattle-Maddog
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An architectural treasure with many artisan traders in the space. Farmers market on Sundays. A penny farthing to ride. Quirky and atmospheric. We loved it!

Thank rocciojs

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