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Oamaru Recognised as Steampunk Capital

During this past autumn’s annual Steampunk Festival (to take place again in 2017 during 1-5 June) the celebrants decided to try for a Guinness World Record–most Steampunks gathered in a single place. The attempt was very popular, with many dozens … Continue reading

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Explore Waitaki App Released for iPhone

The #Waitaki Tourism Association’s free app, Explore Waitaki, has now been released by the Apple App Store for use on iPhones and other iOS devices. The app has information on attractions throughout the Waitaki District, including the famed Moeraki Boulders, … Continue reading

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Oamaru is NZ’s Coolest!

We have long thought that Oamaru was just on the cusp of being discovered, and it seems that we were right–just a few years after moving here and setting up our lodge, we now find that not only has Air … Continue reading

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A Wealth of Activities Coming Up in Oamaru

With summer just around the corner, it’s that time of year when Oamaru’s social and activities calendar becomes very hectic indeed, with loads of events scheduled that highlight every aspect of the town’s life. Here’s a concise list of some … Continue reading

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Oamaru is For Sour Cherries

The countryside around Oamaru is some of the best agricultural land in New Zealand, famous for the quality of the produce that comes from its farms, from potatoes to tomatoes to hazelnuts and the list just goes on and on. … Continue reading

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Victorian Fete

Since Oamaru is NZ’s “Victorian Town” it is only fitting that it should hold an annual festival celebrating its Victorian heritage. This festival takes place every November and culminates with a gala fete that takes over the entire historic precinct … Continue reading

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Things to do in Oamaru

New Zealand truly is a country apart, with more scenic wonders than countries many times its size, all of which are kept in immaculate condition by a population that takes its natural patrimony very seriously. When you come to a … Continue reading

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