Oamaru's Victorian Precinct, Oamaru

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Admire the Neoclassical buildings of Oamaru's Oamaru's Victorian 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. Take a look at our Oamaru travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Oamaru's Victorian Precinct and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • If you enjoy walking through Victorian architecture made from locally supplied sand stone and lime stone, whilst stopping to browse the many shops of locally made hand pieces for sale but at the same ...  more »
  • If history and architecture and art are things which interest you then take a wander around this area, explore the buildings and along the waterfront. Great area of well preserved historical buildings...  more »
  • We were very disappointed with the overall Oamaru experience. It seemed that they "roll-up the sidewalks" at 5:00 PM and there's nothing to do afterwards.  more »

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