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Oamaru Public Gardens

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Address: Chelmer Street, Oamaru, New Zealand

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Pleasant visit

Quite extensive gardens that are well kept and we enjoyed our walk around them. Peaceful spot.They would be lovely in Spring

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jean B
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite extensive gardens that are well kept and we enjoyed our walk around them. Peaceful spot.They would be lovely in Spring

Thank Jean B
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10 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beutiful spot to take the kids to play or simply stroll around and take the beutiful plants. Stunning in all seasons.

Thank Bonboncharlie
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice area. Oamaru is great for day excursion trips from Dunedin. A lovely old town. A lot of history.

Thank jOnathOn49_19
Newcastle, Australia
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

New Zealand is full of wonderful gardens and these are among the best we have visited to date. There are a number of different garden styles and some great sculpture throughout the gardens, and we enjoyed strolling through here each day.

Thank Seattle-Maddog
Poole, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Well looked after gardens and high standard .We spent 3 hours exploring and using the playground. Chinese garden great.

North Carolina Beach & Florida Gulf
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

If you find yourself in Oamaru, be sure to take a quick walk through the public gardens. Spend as much time as you want...no charge to get in.

Thank RPassion
Sacramento, California
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We found this almost by accident while walking the path through Oamaru. Unbelievable extensive gardens with playgrounds, ponds, aviary, NZ flora and a rose garden. Free.

1 Thank Jeff R
Romford, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This park is well maintained and a pleasant walk. It is separated into areas and there is a guide pamphlet to help you navigate around. It had a conservatory and also an aviary so there is something for all (most).

Thank Clive_C54
Oamaru, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Excellent park, playground and gardens. Perfect for a lunch stop with children. Does have an aviary, but this is unfortunately run down at moment.

Thank bearcartlidge
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful and well kept Public Gardens .We walked through when we stopped at Omaru Top 10 park .Lovely stroll through the gardens .It takes about 10 Mins to get down to town centre. There is a main duck pond , small band stand , Japanese gardens and children's play area.

Thank julie4240

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