New Zealand……day 8 Oamaru

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. 

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