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Oamaru Public Gardens

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Chelmer Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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Lovely place for a picnic

Beautiful gardens with plenty of paths to wander and birds to see. There is also an excellent... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Melbourne, Australia

We didn't have much time but had a good stroll around the gardens. Didn't see another person other... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“old trees” (6 reviews)
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Chelmer Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful gardens with plenty of paths to wander and birds to see. There is also an excellent playground for the little ones and a dog park tucked away behind the gardens.

Thank stephanie_sandiego1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have much time but had a good stroll around the gardens. Didn't see another person other than staff (but was a Monday morning). Very well manicured and maintained. Makes for beautiful photos too.

Thank Jess53nz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am so impressed with the gardens here in New Zealand. This one reminded me of the Queen's Garden in Nelson which we also loved. There are huge shady trees and lovely, well kept grassy areas as well as a fun aviary where Jimmy the...More

Thank Ani S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place Don’t drive past go in and immerse yourself in this hidden gem. A lot of different areas massive playground for kids and clean toilets

Thank WilsonFamilyNz
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Lovely well maintained gardens with water running through them and a bird aviary. A nice, relaxing stroll towards the main town.

Thank johnC4806NT
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We stayed in the Top 10 motor-camp which backs on to the gardens and has a pedestrian access gate to the gardens, making a really peaceful and quiet way for people to walk to the town and tourist attractions. We were very pleasantly surprised at...More

Thank Laurie and Anne A
Reviewed 22 November 2017

What an amazing finish to the trail in Oamaru - well done to everyone concerned - amazing gardens - worth a visit of foot or bike

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Opened in 1876, one of the earliest in New Zealand, these gardens have lovely old trees, a stream, and lots of stone steps and little alcoves. There’s also a red Chinese/Japanese bridge over the stream and, now, the cherry trees are in bloom next to...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Oamaru gardens are not large but they are beautifully laid out and maintained. When we visited the rhododendrons, cherries and azaleas were in full bloom along with some iris. The roses were gathering steam for later in the season. The gardens are obviously a...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Beautiful landscaped gardens with an excellent playground and paddling pool for the little ones. Plenty of places to sit and have a meal with rubbish bins nearby

Thank Tracey S
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