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Oamaru is a charming town located in the Otago region, known for its Victorian heritage, unique limestone architecture, and penguin colony. The town’s historic buildings, cultural attractions, and natural beauty make it a popular destination for visitors.

Oamaru’s Victorian heritage is evident in its well-preserved historic buildings and architecture. The Oamaru Victorian Precinct is a highlight, featuring beautifully restored limestone buildings, boutique shops, and cafes. The precinct hosts the Victorian Heritage Celebrations each year, offering a chance to step back in time and experience life in the Victorian era.

The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony is another major draw, offering opportunities to see the world’s smallest penguins up close. The colony provides evening viewings of the penguins returning from the sea, making it a must-visit for nature lovers.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the nearby Waitaki District, which offers world-class hiking, cycling, and wildlife viewing opportunities. The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark is a highlight, providing stunning views of the region’s unique limestone formations and opportunities for walking, bird-watching, and photography.

Oamaru’s town centre features a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Oamaru Farmers’ Market, held every Sunday, is a popular spot for fresh local produce, handmade goods, and artisanal products.

The town is also home to several parks and reserves, including the Oamaru Public Gardens, which offers walking trails, sports facilities, and picnic areas. The Moeraki Boulders is another must-visit, offering a chance to see the unique spherical boulders and enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery.

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