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Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct Tour

30MIN – 1H 0,7km one way WaLKING GRADE 2 Start this tour at 1 Thames street and stroll through New Zealand’s best preserved Victorian commercial streetscape. Discover Ōamaru’s vibrant colonial history and be immersed in Ōamaru’s rich heritage, culture and geology. The original buildings in the Victorian Precinct, made from

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Oamaru Harbourside Walkway

Walking Track Distance: 1.4km (one way) The Harbourside walkway is a nice short route that will take you through the heart and hub of Oamaru and easily connect with other walks. Starting from the Oamaru Railway Station, head over to the entrance of the Harbourside Gardens which is on the

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Oamaru is the largest town in the Waitaki District; most famous for its penguin colony and limestone architecture of the Victorian Precinct – but that’s just the beginning of what the town has to offer.

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Steampunk HQ

Steampunk HQ is a unique museum of art, sound & light showing an altered universe set within an 1880’s Grain Elevator building in Oamaru. Featuring The Portal, a retro-futuristic mirror and lighting installation with original glowing light sculptures.

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Mariner Suites now open in Oamaru

The Waitaki District’s newest accommodation Mariner Suites is nestled in the perfect spot, with the striking Oamaru coastline on offer, and the stunning Victorian precinct a mere knucklebone’s throw away. The hotel’s doors opened on December 1st and straight away saw support from locals, with two Ōamaruvians enjoying a luxurious

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Fire & Steam

Oamaru’s Fire and Steam is a spectacular family event celebrating fire, steam and special effects which coincides with the Steampunk NZ Festival.

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The Waitaki is made up many small towns that each have their own charm and character. Exploring these towns is like exploring the lives
of the people who live there.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions regarding Oamaru. Don’t hesitate to explore the rest of our website for all the things to do and see in the Waitaki. We hope you enjoy your stay!

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Mariner Suites

Brand new luxury suites opened December 2020 Mariner Suites is nestled perfectly between the breath-taking Oamaru coastline and the vibrant Historic precinct, you’re never more than a stone’s throw from all the best that Oamaru has to offer. Soak in the coastal and harbour views from every suite, relax by

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