Oamaru and the Waitaki District - Naturally Bolder

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Harbourside, Oamaru's Historic Precinct
Many of Oamaru's majestic whitestone buildings reside within this historic precinct, once the business hub with banks, hotels, grain and wool stores. Today being revitalised with shops and restaurants





Oamaru Public Gardens
Est. 1876
Oamaru Gardens are one of the oldest and finest in NZ.
13 hectares of stunning established gardens and features.  Open daily from dawn till dusk.

A wide variety





Clark's Mill
A 19th-century engineering marvel, Clark’s Flour Mill and its labyrinth of restored machinery give insight into New Zealand’s industrial heritage. 

Open: Nov–April: Sundays 1–3pm. Machinery





Harbourside Gifts & Souvenirs
Gifts and souvenirs including Possum-Merino accessories.
Open 7 days.





Lazycat Pottery and Tileworks
Contemporary NZ Art Craft + Design in a historic setting. Handmade Tiles, Felt, Quality Glass, Stone, Copper, Garden-Art, Toys, NZ-icons, Gifts & More. Working Pottery Tile Works. Hand made tile c





Lower Waitaki Golf Club






Market Promenade
Upstairs every Sunday. Specialty shops, studios and boutiques.





Matanaka
Otago's First Farm
The first European settlers along the Otago coast were whalers who worked at shore whaling stations set up in various bays and inlets in the 1830s. In 1838 Johnny Jones,





North Otago Golf Club






North Otago Museum
Where there are riches there are people; & where there are people, stories flow ...

The Museum is situated in the historic 1882 Athenæum building and has a collection that reflect





Oamaru Auto Collection
Boasting over 30 vehicles from Vintage and Classic to Historic Motorsport, this motoring museum, in the heart of Oamaru’s Historic Precinct, is a must visit for the enthusiast.   Our m





Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

Be captivated by nature!

The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony is well known for its night viewing.  But it is much more than a viewing stand and ramp to watch penguins come ashor





Oamaru-Dunedin Shuttle
Regular door to door coach service between Oamaru and Dunedin and vice versa. Kakanui, Moeraki Boulders, Karitane, and Dunedin Airport as required. Forget parking problems, sit back and relax. Pick up





Slightly Foxed Secondhand Books
Quality books bought and sold. Open Sun 10am-4pm. Mon-Sat 10am-5:00pm (May-Sept 4:00pm)





The Forrester Gallery
The gallery has an active exhibitions programme as well as an extensive permanent collection of works relevant to the region.

The art bank - A unique interplay of art and architecture withi





The Photo Shoppe
Victorian sepia portraits, costumes provided. Open 7 days.





The Woolstore Galleries
The Woolstore Complex - OPEN 7 DAYS
Upstairs every Sunday.  Specialty shops, studios and boutiques.






Totara Estate
In 1882, Totara Estate prepared New Zealand’s first export of refrigerated mutton, signalling the start of a multi-billion dollar industry. The restored farm buildings reflect the working history of a





Waitaki Aquatic Centre
Indulge in the water culture!  Enjoy a hydrotherapy spa, or have fun in an aquarobic class.  Lane swimming and water-jogging in this spacious complex.  Children's facilities and slide.<





Whitestone Cheese Factory Shop and Cafe

In the limestone country of the central South Island, New Zealand, there is a place touched by a kind of magic that can't be found anywhere else in the world. It's in the air, the water, the pastur





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