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Oamaru's Victorian Precinct

2 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5385
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Spent the afternoon in this area. My partner recommends the whiskey tasting. I prefer the artisan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jackie W
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Buderim, Australia
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Town walk

A must walk through, Oamaru is really trying hard. Cobblestone Street with a Victorian feel. Quaint... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
G8928WMsandrah
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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the afternoon in this area. My partner recommends the whiskey tasting. I prefer the artisan galleries. I bought a piece of sculptured limestone to take home. There is something to suit all tastes amid shops and galleries. Most surprising was s book shop devoted...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must walk through, Oamaru is really trying hard. Cobblestone Street with a Victorian feel. Quaint shops and even a photo spot where you can dress up in “old day” clothes. Have a beer at the corner pub or enjoy a coffee down the lane...More

Thank G8928WMsandrah
Reviewed 1 week ago

we could have spent much longer here, there were so many things to look at and read the history was rich along with a great look, I think it makes it when its not open to cars. anyone passing through to stop and have a...More

Thank Marisa T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in Oamaru for the steampunk hq and discovered a whole bunch of old buildings right next to it! They are quite striking buildings, usually using whitish stone. Harbour Street has been pedestrianised and has art galleries, gift shops and cafes. The only problem...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to stop at Oamaru on Sunday during November 2017 when the annual Victorian fete was taking place. It was like stepping back in time - everyone it seemed had gotten into the spirit of things and there were hundreds of people...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very near area to spend some time, do some shopping and spend an afternoon. The architecture was cool and the history is neat to learn.

Thank gloakley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit these buildings are a credit to Oamaru - NZ heritage in large doses - and very friendly people

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic trip back in time to craftsmanship. Quality buildings and an awesome precinct overall to visit with a great variety of stores presenting old and new.

Thank Neil O
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Oamaru's Heritage area is unique in this country. Local Oamaru limestone has been used for the buildings which has been architecturally designed. Lots to see and lovely shops selling from top line goods to the quirky steampunk stuff. come on a Sunday morning as take...More

Thank Hilary B
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The buildings in this part of Oamaru have been beautifully preserved and restored. Worth looking at just for the architectural experience. Additionally, many of them contain some wonderful shops. Bookshops, cafes, gift shops and a number of other quirky and interesting shops. Well worth a...More

Thank gfsc5
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