Are you fascinated by the mysterious, quirky and out-of-the-ordinary?! Then you won’t be disappointed by a visit to Oamaru on the eastern coast of the South Island in New Zealand. Arriving with no expectations whatsoever, it turned out to be one of the greatest surprises, I’ve stumbled upon on my journey through the beautiful country. Usually cities in New Zealand aren’t that interesting. With thousands of years of well preserved history, Europe has a lot more to offer in regards to culture, architecture and museums. However, Oamaru has X-factor! A walk through the charismatic town’s Victorian Precinct, a busy hub filled with strange shops, galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants, museums, a brewery and a steam train, is like stepping into a parallel universe.
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.”
Let me take you on a journey back in time.
Alternative seaside restaurant.
The coolest playground in the world!
Street art adds an edgy characteristic to the town.
Walking down this street is like stepping into a parallel universe.
Shit is about to get really weird in the Grainstore Gallery.
Strange, but awesome!
Faces watching you everywhere.
Mexican inspired masks and x-mas tree.
Follow the white rabbit…
The wings of time.
What caught your eye first? The skull in the foreground or the cleavage in the background? (:
All eyes on you!
Next stop: Steampunk Museum.
Creatures of Darkness.
Nature and science blending together.
Anyone getting associations to Dr. Who?
Steampunk is so awesome!
“We’re actually living in a million parallel realities every single minute.”