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Stunning!

Not only is this lovely by day....so and walk through at night! Full of eerie atmosphere. Would... read more

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808cojo
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Nelson, New Zealand
The place has changed since out last visit

Really enjoyed strolling by the old places near the Steampunk HQ. Interesting and eclectic mix of... read more

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Fenchurch40
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 March 2021

After years of driving past Oamaru on my way down south, I have finally realised (some years ago), that it is the trip and not the destination that is key. So we decided to stay one night (should have been two or more) to have a look at the place. It is a lovely town and the Victorian Precinct was a great example of the period. A must do when in town. Nice little bar and cafes there too.

Date of experience: February 2021
Thank Dave486
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Reviewed 17 March 2021

What a cool place to wander around admiring all the old stone buildings - take your camera and enjoy how they change in the light. Really well thought out selection of shops, cafes and art galleries. We loved Scotts Brewing Company for their great beer and pizza after lots of walking, and the homewares and craft stores - could have spent a small fortune. The Saturday morning farmers market is great for breakfast and music.

Date of experience: March 2021
Thank CCNewZealand
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Reviewed 28 February 2021 via mobile

I guess it's a must see in oamaru.
Quirky clothes art and shops make this the steam punk capital of nz.

Date of experience: February 2021
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Reviewed 22 February 2021 via mobile

Fantastic that the city have preserved this area of old Victorian buildings - well done! Like stepping back in time. Felt like we were in an old historic village in France or a movie set maybe. Would be good to see more places occupied however and maybe stall holders/barrows on the street. Everything seemed to close between 3-4 pm.

Date of experience: February 2021
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Reviewed 17 January 2021

Interesting old quarter of Oamaru. Lots of weird and wonderful shops next to steampunk hq. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea but good to see.

Date of experience: January 2021
Thank ManDoFood
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