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. Plan a trip to Oamaru easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • If you visit Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct, make sure you go inside the Victorian Heritage Centre. It was open on a Sunday when we visited. Entry is free but a small donation is expected. It’s a...  more »
  • Interesting precinct with the heritage architecture for the region, though not too many retailers were open at the time  more »
  • The bakery and general atmosphere was great. Wish there were a few more shops, but a great photo backdrop.  more »
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  • Some nice architecture, interesting old times bits and pieces. Unfortunately not really my cup of tea, but if you like whiskey tasting you're in luck which is something I do like....
  • Nearly missed this area as we drove through the main highway. Incredible historic township built with limestone from the area. The stone work is unbelievable. Home of NZ Steam punk.
  • Nice place to have a walk in & if you're feeling rich, you can even do some shopping on the side. Adventure Books has books on real adventures of people - right from naval expeditions to mountain climbing. They also have a rare book collection with original versions of Rudyard Kipling's books, Darwin's -Origin of Species, etc.
  • Amazing collection of heritage buildings and stores. I can understand how the theme of steampunk has become such a major part of this town. Wonderful filling to see history still thriving.
  • Wonderful place to have a walk around. The old buildings are fantastic and the shops just as interesting.

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