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is also known for its close proximity to wildlife – penguins, albatrosses,
fur seals and sea lions. Take a drive along Otago Peninsula to discover
Larnach Castle, New Zealand's only genuine castle.
the Hokonui Moonshine Museum to learn about the area's history of illicit
whisky distilling. Follow the Gore Heritage Trail – a walking tour
of historic sites in the town.
New Zealand's largest collection of live tuatara (a native reptile) at the
Southland Museum and Art Gallery.
Harbour-Tyne Street area is particularly well-preserved. Architectural styles
range from Gothic Revival to neoclassical Greek and Italian. Oamaru's public
gardens include a stunning Italian marble fountain, a Victorian summerhouse
and oriental garden, fragrant garden, rhododendron dell and cactus house.