Oamaru Victorian Heritage Precinct, Oamaru

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Admire the Neoclassical buildings of Oamaru's Oamaru Victorian Heritage Precinct, built in the 19th century from the distinctive local limestone known as Oamaru Stone. Journey back in time with a ride on the steam train or visit an alternate, steam-powered future at the Steampunk-inspired playground. Browse the various boutique shops, cafes, art galleries, and antique merchants, many featuring a Victorian theme. Plan a trip to Oamaru easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • October 12, 2017
    Absolutely worth a visit - cool little shops and beautiful buildings. It's not a huge area but it is certainly unique.  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Thoroughly enjoyed wandering through this area. Not all business were open though but was well worth the visit.  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    As a person from Christchurch it was a very unreal feeling seeing old buildings standing upright without any earthquake damage (we don't have many historic buildings left after all the quakes). I love...  more »
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  • July 17, 2017
    This is a blast from the past. It's as if you've been transported back in time. My children kept saying it was like Peaky Blinders. The Whitestone buildings are impressive. There's a quaint farmers market on Sunday morning. The Steampunk HQ is fantastic, especially the Portal. Oamaru has a lot going for it!
  • June 19, 2017
    Sensational insight into the Victorian colony. Cholera cops and lamb chops
  • January 5, 2017
    Nice little town to stop by for a night while on the way back to Christchurch. Listen to the radio channel 88.3 while you are there. It enhances the experience.
  • August 21, 2017
    Very nice to wonder around, relaxing.
  • April 4, 2017
    Great place old buildings unusual crafts and don't forget steam punk

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