The town is rich in limestone, which is the so-called Oamaru stone, and many buildings in Dunedin are also obtained from this.
Such as Dunedin Station, the University of Otago building, etc. Of course, most of the old buildings in the town use these types of stones, especially the Harbour St., a street full of works that can be digging for treasure.
Oamaru should be a place with historical accumulation. Although the development history here is not long, the locals can pay special attention to retaining various buildings with specific historical significance. Therefore, the entire city looks older and has a sense of historical vicissitudes. After seeing these buildings, visitors can arouse their curiosity to learn more about local history.
The old town is still full of a heavy sense of history. The outer walls are made of black basalt from volcanic eruption and white limestone from Oamaru. Walk through the old streets of Oamaru and feel the slow rhythm of the streets!
Get used to seeing the mountains and seas of the South Island, and come to Oamaru to experience the legacy of a hundred years ago and the profound humanistic feelings. It’s really an eye-opener for participating in the annual Victorian celebration. Everyone is so enthusiastic that it is hard to compare with the Chinese New Year.
Although I feel that the photos I took at the time were not very good, but with a serious attitude, even if I do not adopt my pictures, please do not put the photos of the University of Otago and Dunedin Railway Station here to avoid misleading. Oamaru is located about 90 kilometers north of Dunedin. Once a prosperous port, Oamaru is now a quiet town with a large number of 19th-century British buildings. There is only one main street, Thames Street, and the section from the bronze statue to StLukesAnglican church is the town center. Various Victorian-style buildings are distributed on both sides of the street, with green road trees. The environment is very nostalgic. If you come during the deciduous season, I believe it will be more romantic. Walking along CoquetSt towards the sea, you will see a lovely little church, as well as the busy railways and stations of the past. The hotel we stayed in is in the center of the town. It is also an ancient building with a historical style, which has a feeling of traveling through time and space. The penguin habitat is not far from the town. Perhaps only by maintaining this peaceful living environment can we protect such an interesting ecological environment.