Oamaru's Victorian Precinct, Oamaru

(4.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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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  • An architectural treasure with many artisan traders in the space. Farmers market on Sundays. A penny farthing to ride. Quirky and atmospheric. We loved it!  more »
  • So convenient, free parking and just walk around and there are so many different things to see in the Victorian precinct, places to have real coffee, public toilets access, the SteamPunk gallery to di...  more »
  • Glad we stopped in Oamaru and visied the Victorian Precinct with their lovely Victorian buildings still around. Surprisingly not very busy area. Enjoyed as well the steampunk art that is on street and...  more »