Activities for a Rainy Day in Oamaru

What to Do in Oamaru When it Rains

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Oamaru

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  • 1811027Scott
    Auckland, New Zealand168 contributions
    I wasnt that interested initially but visited with keen friends. It was worth a visit and had some interesting features, bit of fun in Oamaru
    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
    An interesting place to visit to go back in time to when area first settled. Displays very good and appear to be relevant to the area and depict how the town was established and the history of the area. Good for children.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • Rachael B
    1,892 contributions
    My husband is a bourbon and whisky lover so of course we had to stop here. I did not taste since I am not a fan but enjoyed watching him try all of them and enjoyed talking with the bartender (is this what you call them?). Staff very friendly. My husband really liked the Dunedin Doublewood so we took a bottle back to the states with us.
    Written 20 October 2020
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  • PETER R
    Christchurch, New Zealand20 contributions
    What an experience.
    The Artist Donna was as delightful and passionate as her paintings and Artistic creations.
    I immersed myself in the glorious surroundings of her passion.
    An hour was not long enough.
    Thank you Donna.
    You are an INSPIRATION

    Written 31 January 2021
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  • Grant N
    Hastings, New Zealand1,266 contributions
    Stopped in to have a look - expected something like a museum but it was really a house that could well have been lived in that day. Nice and natural with a number of items that we remembered from our own childhood. Loved the toilet with the torn up newspapers for use - well remember that. Overall very interesting and not a stuffy museum exhibition. The guide had a fund of stories and was worth listening to. Recommend
    Written 21 April 2021
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  • cpcog
    Wellington, New Zealand1,329 contributions
    I love seeing building in this style. You will see quite a lot in Thames Street and most of them are in different details.
    Written 6 January 2022
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  • Grant N
    Hastings, New Zealand1,266 contributions
    Stopped in while wandering around the precinct - nice clean and spacious areas - bit of a climb to the upper floor - but worth a look. Some items were interesting to me - a lot weren't but there was plenty to meet most tastes. Worth a look
    Written 21 April 2021
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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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  • cpcog
    Wellington, New Zealand1,329 contributions
    The opera house is beautiful. I did take a photo outside. It should be nice to have a chance to watch a concert or musical inside!
    Written 6 January 2022
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  • EricaY01
    Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
    Lots of gorgeous art, funky jewellery and other cool bits and pieces. A great wee place to find something a bit different.
    Written 27 October 2015
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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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  • S C
    Christchurch, New Zealand25 contributions
    A definite stop if you’re in Oamaru. The service , food wine and coffee is outstanding .
    It’s obvious people working there love their jobs .
    A delight to visit
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Robin Capper
    Auckland, New Zealand32 contributions
    Imagine an amazing library of adventure books (Climbing, trekking, nautical, exploration) where you can browse and buy treasures. Brilliant place to browse and buy. Also great display, artefacts & merchandise relating to Shackleton.
    Written 6 March 2020
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  • Tracey H
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK660 contributions
    Now this is my type of gift shop! It's in such a lovely place, in the beautiful Harbour Street, with an abundance of special products, and lovely staff who provide the friendliest, most helpful service. I couldn't resist treating myself to a couple of keepsakes from a wonderful trip to New Zealand. Great quality products, many of which are eco-friendly at fair prices!
    Written 11 January 2020
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