Oamaru Heritage Township

Oamaru Heritage Township


12 Rankers Reviews

11 Face-to-Face

5 Heritage Attractions

5 Oamaru

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Victorian celebrations
Harbour Building


New Zealand's only victorian town!

You will find some of the best preserved historic buildings in New Zealand, you can explore museums, shops and galleries within some of New Zealand’s best 19th century architecture.


Feature Value Info


South IslandCoastal OtagoOamaru


  • Heritage Attractions
  • Free


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Beatrice and Cyrill


Ranking: 10/10

Relaxing and peaceful place. At the botanical gardens there are little creeks, Chinese architecture, good for your soul!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in May 2016

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Elodie Bardolle


Ranking: 8/10

It is a strange/funny town with a lot of animations.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Lionel Seramis


Ranking: 9/10

Very nice little city with the traditional aspect which we look for.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Leonie Prendeville


Ranking: 8/10

A fantastic town to explore, the Victorian town is filled with amazing buildings and cute shops - also a great pub there filled with locals.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Corinna Fallenbuchel


Ranking: 10/10

Cute little shops in old victoria buildings.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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celie Mcquair


Ranking: 8/10

We learned to ride a pony for free, Funny!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Michael Walker


Ranking: 10/10

It was a pleasure to see the old past of the town still surviving, not demolished all 'for progress' or redevelopment.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Lynda Quartay

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Worth a visit walking around the little victorian town, plenty to see and buy if one should choose to, also the penguins early morning.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Andrew Grimes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great walking around a Victorian town, plenty to see.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Lea Roser


Ranking: 10/10

Very unique in New Zealand. Go on Sunday when there is a farmers market nearby.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Lis Bon


Ranking: 8/10

A good experience. Nice arts and crafts to be found there, and some great quirky details. We also really enjoyed the playground nearby - which was really good for older children.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jim and JoAnn Harllee

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Enjoyed the 1949 rugby game, walk through gardens and town with actors dressed up in period costume.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago