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.
Omaru should be part of a historical place, and although the history is not long, the locals can pay special attention to retaining the various buildings of particular historical significance, so the whole city looks older and more historical. Seeing these buildings inspires visitors to seek knowledge of the local history.
The old town is still full of history, with volcanic eruptions of black basalt and Omaru's white limestone strolling the Omaru Old Street to feel the slow pace of the streets!
I am used to the south island of the mountains and sea, came to Omaru to feel the legacy of a hundred years ago, deep human feelings. For the annual Victorian celebration, there is really an eye-opening, everyone is so enthusiastic, the Chinese Spring Festival is difficult to compare.
Although I feel that the photos taken at that time are not good, but with a serious attitude, even if not adopt my pictures, please do not put the University of Otago, Daniding train station photos here, so as not to mislead. Omaru, 90 kilometers north of Danitin, once a prosperous port, is now a quiet town, retaining a vast collection of 19th-century British buildings. The main street is only one, Thames Street, a section of town centering on the bronze statue to St Lukes Anglican Church. The Victorian style buildings are located on both sides of the street, with verdant trees, and the environment is very nostalgic, and it is more romantic if you come in the fall season. Walk along Coquet St to the seaside, you will see a lovely chapel, and the busy railways and stations of the past. The hotel we stayed in was in the center of town, also an ancient building with a historical touch, with a sense of time and space. The town is not far from the penguin habitat, perhaps only to maintain this peaceful living environment can protect such an interesting ecological environment.