Landmarks/ Points of Interest in Oamaru

Top Points of Interest & Landmarks in Oamaru, New Zealand

Points of Interest & Landmarks in Oamaru

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  • 1811027Scott
    Auckland, New Zealand168 contributions
    Natural beauty at its finest, on a clear day with blue sky and calm ocean very worth the walk along the beach. Interesting boulders which make for wonderful photos
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • brendafrost
    Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
    A good insight to the local history of the town, great use of some of the original buildings show casing the Oamaru stone construction the town is known for. Good variety of outlets and even had a local jazz band playing in the morning.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • brendafrost
    Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
    A walk to the end of the harbor you will find the penguin centre and seals which lay up on the grass area and rocks during the day, some will even put a showoff display on for you. Can visit here at night to watch the penguin parade. Also along the harbor is a wharf which has been totally taken over by shags - from one end to the other now so that has been closed to the public.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • AdrienneJ15
    Christchurch, New Zealand66 contributions
    I went alone, but enjoyed seeing the imaginative play equipment and the tree trunk sculptures. love the massive penny farthing! and the nearby railway footbridge was ideal to get a "drones eye " view of the area
    Written 17 February 2022
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  • GMdoc529003
    Murwillumbah, Australia34 contributions
    as much a museum as a bookstore, if you are interested in antarctic exploration this is a must, the books and equipment on display are amazing
    Written 17 November 2019
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  • Linda W
    Oamaru, New Zealand23 contributions
    A spacious well lit area to display Craft and Art, could display a lot more Art, textiles, Sculpture so heaps of scope for new creators to come.
    Written 30 August 2018
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