Oamaru Public Gardens, Oamaru

4.7
Survey the selection of plant and animal life while taking a leisurely walk at Oamaru Public Gardens, conveniently placed right in the middle of town. The gardens elements include a rhodendron dell and azalea lawn, as well as an aviary and peacock house. A rose garden tops it all off as the main centerpiece. Several ornaments adorn the gardens, but the highlight is the elegant Italian Carrara marble fountain as you enter the lawn from the main entrance. Also keep an eye out for the Wonderland statue, a feature of the gardens since 1926. A children's play area makes this a family-friendly spot. Add Oamaru Public Gardens to your Oamaru travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Oamaru trip planner .
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  • October 12, 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  more »
  • September 7, 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.  more »
  • August 13, 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.  more »
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  • September 23, 2017
    A cool park that offers a variety of plants. It's not huge, so you can easily see the whole thing. Nice place for a picnic or a quick stroll.
  • July 24, 2017
    If passing through Oamaru do stop and view the Public Gardens They are beautifull. Also check out the playground for children. It is absolutely amazing what has been done with machines of bygone days.
  • June 14, 2017
    I love public gardens and this one was an unexpected gem. Cycled through it at the end of the Alps2ocean cycle trail, and have walked through too. Peaceful as!
  • April 2, 2017
    Very nicely laid out gardens with bird enclosure. Beautiful water features and a great playground for kids perfect for a party. There us a band rotundra perfect for that perfect wedding photo.
  • July 19, 2017
    Kids love this playground, especially the twin swing suitable for infant and toddler at the same time

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