We were only allowed 20 mins in Oamaru. We were never sure why we stopped here but it was good to be able to walk around. It looks like a nice town and reminded me of Ballarat in Victoria. It’s quite a famous town, having been the home to many famous locals such as Janet Frame (author) and current NZ rugby captain, Richie McCaw. There’s a huge billboard showing that this is his home town. I had no idea when walking around that we were only a few hundred metres from the ocean. I loved the buildings though. They are built from the local limestone known as Oamaru Stone.