Full details of the 2017 themed events will be posted here
nearer this years opening date.

In the meantime, to provide an indication of the events that form the
Victorian Heritage Celebrations, you can browse all previous years events here.

Welcome to the

Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations 2016
and the Waitaki District


Welcome from the Committee

Welcome to this year’s Heritage Celebrations themed on ”Medicine in the Victorian Era”. With the fine work of our organisers we are certain that the array of events will inspire some great costume ideas to don while you enjoy the programme set to celebrate our heritage. 

The events are formed so that they cover all ranges of tastes, ages, abilities and interests,
so there is bound to be something in our our programme that suits you! So come and join in the fun.

We always welcome visitors from across the South Island and beyond. We are proud our town and district and we love to share it with others. If you are a visitor to our district for the heritage celebrations, we are sure you’ll be made most welcome. Take advantage of that hospitality and get out and explore some of the many attractions we have in both around town and throughout the Waitaki District.

The Heritage Celebrations are not just for the enjoyment of visitors, of course, many locals also enjoy the opportunity to get out and about and reminisce on life in the Waitaki District before modern means of transportation and communications were introduced!

We hope you all have a most enjoyable time celebrating our heritage and enjoying the many events that are on across our district. It really is a special time in the region, and I would like to offer special thanks to all committee members who have worked hard behind the scenes to ensure that you all have a very memorable time.

Happy Heritage Celebrations!

Victorian Heritage Celebration Committee.

The Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations are proudly supported by:

The Waitaki District Council, The Otago Community Trust and The Lion Foundation

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