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Oamaru Public Gardens

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Chelmer Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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Beautiful gardens with many old mature trees

Opened in 1876, one of the earliest in New Zealand, these gardens have lovely old trees, a stream... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Lovely Gardens

The Oamaru gardens are not large but they are beautifully laid out and maintained. When we visited... read more

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“old trees” (4 reviews)
Chelmer Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 8 September 2017

It is easy to walk from the Main Street through these gardens which are worth a visit. They are well designed with lots of hidden treasures.

Thank Colleen13291
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This garden is amazing. It's probably not the biggest i've ever been to but you can spend quite some time here. All areas of the garden have different themes and there are a few bird aviaries.

Thank Beblibla
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Nice little spot to visits to have a rest or kill some time, Chinese gardens are especially beautiful. Well worth a little visit to see the gardens.

Thank Layla_pb
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Great walk enjoying the gardens. Chinese gardens are beautiful. Awesome playground for grandson. Roses out in June such a treat.

Thank Marie-Louise N
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Oamaru gardens are world class. So much to explore and always looking amazing at all times of the year

Thank amazingtreehouse
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Oh what a stunning place. We all loved it here such a beautiful walk with so much to see, will definitely come back in the warmer months.

Thank Toni D
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We had an enjoyable walk around this lovely public gardens and aviary after leaving our overnight accommodation next door. Lovely autumn colours in the trees

Thank AndrewMN
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