Oamaru, Mouraki, and Dunedin

Oamaru was a gem of a find – a historic gold-mining and quarrying town renowned for its well-preserved heritage buildings. The Victorian precinct is particularly note-worthy for its Victorian and Industrial Steam themed buildings. In other words, kids, this is a Steampunk town! IMG_0711

Filled with all manner of little shops, curiosities, costumes, and bric-a-brac, I spent an afternoon in heaven. Even their playground was Steampunk themed!

Not only is the Victorian precinct worth a visit, there is also a lovely park and a place on the water where in the evenings you can watch the Little Blue Penguins come ashore. Of course humans have monetized it by building a platform and selling tickets, but you need not splash out to see the little guys splash in! Just pop around to the pier wall and get a free view 🙂

From Oamaru I headed down to Moeraki to see the famous Moeraki Boulders – large, spherical rocks on the beach. Yep. Another stop to look at rocks. However, again, worth it.IMG_0772IMG_0784IMG_0783They were actually quite large.IMG_0793IMG_0791If you visit, be sure to check the tide times! IMG_0780

After Moeraki, I was off to Dunedin! Dunedin is a cool college town with some seriously sweet street art. I did a little self-guided jaunt and came to the conclusion more places need to take street art to this level! The talent here is seriously bonkers.

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About juliamenn

Performer. Artist. Author. Lover of food and travel. Animal enthusiast. Avid reader. Globe-trotter.
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1 Response to Oamaru, Mouraki, and Dunedin

  1. Nancy says:

    Wow! What a fascinating place….those rocks and the art are amazing.


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