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Oamaru Public Gardens

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Chelmer Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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Free entertainment and a great view

Lovely well maintained gardens with water running through them and a bird aviary. A nice, relaxing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
Beautiful and extensive old gardens

We stayed in the Top 10 motor-camp which backs on to the gardens and has a pedestrian access gate... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laurie and Anne A
Mollymook, Australia
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“old trees” (6 reviews)
Chelmer Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank johnC4806NT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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
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