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

Reviewed 8 May 2021
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

Reviewed 25 April 2021
Fenchurch40
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 May 2021

Not only is this lovely by day....so and walk through at night! Full of eerie atmosphere. Would love to spend more time browsing the interesting shops.

Date of experience: May 2021
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Reviewed 25 April 2021

Really enjoyed strolling by the old places near the Steampunk HQ. Interesting and eclectic mix of shops, museum, art gallery, penguins... definitely worth stopping here for a stroll and some lunch. We plan to spend a few days here in future over Steampunk weekend.

Date of experience: April 2021
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Reviewed 22 April 2021

Great to look at - the history behind it all is very interesting (and can be fully discovered in the short film at the I-Site) - I can see it all becoming more and more used to greater effect over the years. Anywhere else these buildings would have been pulled down for some concrete and glass monstrosity - so well done Oamaru for keeping history alive and well.

Date of experience: April 2021
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Reviewed 6 April 2021

We had such a lovely couple of days just wandering the streets of the Victorian precinct, soaking up the architecture and vibe, checking out the shops and galleries and taking so many photos. The walk out to the end of the port was great too. It really did feel like being in small European town. Nothing else like this in New Zealand. A good fix for those who are missing overseas travel! The local artists and business owners really get in the spirit of the Victoriana/steam punk theme and there is a lot of talent there. Would love to come back for the steampunk festival and/or Victorian heritage festival and to spend some more time exploring the second hand/vintage clothes stores.

We've been to a few ghosts tours around Europe and I would have loved to have done one in this part of Oamaru - true stories/history or steam punk science fiction, either would be so much fun.

Things seem to be lively between 10am and 4pm and quiet outside of this (while we were there anyway so if you want to get some photos without random strangers in them, morning or evenings are a great time.

Date of experience: April 2021
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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
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