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Oamaru Public Gardens

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Address: Chelmer Street, Oamaru, New Zealand

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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193 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jeff R
Romford, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
3 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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90 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Another spot in New Zealand that is a must see to drop into .... great colour (in the springtime) and even in the winter the view within is a delight ... dont drive by

Thank cruzee2017
Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved this garden, beautifully maintained and manicured to an impeccable level, not to be missed if you are interested in gardening.

Thank ShelleyQ008

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