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To the Ōamaru Heritage Celebrations

The Ōamaru Heritage Celebrations re-create the colour and atmosphere of 19th-century Ōamaru and Waitaki. The many 19th-century limestone buildings in the town and around the region are the setting for a range of events throughout the week including dances, traditional music, Victorian-style food, historical talks, a garden party, Victorian fashion, penny farthing races, concerts, and more.  


Ōamaru is home of the famous Harbour Street Victorian Precinct, with fascinating stories about how the town’s “boom-and-bust” ​history created these unique streetscapes. 

Whether you are watching, participating or both, in street clothes, Victorian fashion, or your own style, the Ōamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations offers something for everyone to enjoy.

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Events Programme

We're currently developing our 2024 programme! It will be posted right here on our website as soon as it's ready. So, check back in July/August for updates!

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Photo galleries

Have a look at past years' photo galleries of the many different events during the Heritage Weekend.

The Victorian Wardrobe

Want to join in and immerse yourself in the the experience but have no costume? Hire a Victorian costume from our very own talented Victorian seamstresses.

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