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“Nice old buildings”

Oamaru's Victorian Precinct
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Oamaru
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 6, 2014

When we visited late afternoon there were hardly any people about so no atmosphere. Nice old buildings but full of mainly junk I felt. The odd nice looking café.

Thank Martin C
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Stopped off on the way to Dunedin and ended up staying for a couple of hours
Loved the well preserved Victorian Precinct
Wish we could have had more time to spend here and explore some more!

1  Thank Janet M
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Love the ambience of this part of Oamaru and admire the effort it has taken to preserve it intact. Each time we visit we find more and more to interest us here.

2  Thank Robby244
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Fun place to while away an hour or two. Good art shops, plenty of history, good cafes and not to forget the Whisky shop!

2  Thank GastronomicusNZ
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Probably the only precinct like this left in NZ. The locals are to be congratulated for the clever preservation and ongoing small business development in an area once destined for demolition (with the closure of the port).
Lovely Victorian stone warehouses have been re-used and recycled into quirky businesses: second hand books, junk shops, crafts, stone sculpting, art. You can even ride a full size penny farthing. And there's the mad steampunk! Just wonderful.

2  Thank Janekiwi
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