Monday10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Tuesday10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Wednesday10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Thursday10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Friday10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Saturday10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Sunday10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
3 Harbour Street, South Hill
0274 655 149
Ōamaru isn’t lacking when it comes to creative inspiration. The very earth upon which it’s built, that iconic white limestone, has given way to unique architecture and one-of-a-kind buildings over the years. Meanwhile, the rugged coastline is home to some of New Zealand’s most fascinating flora and fauna like the Korora Little Blue Penguin. We could go on but we don’t need to because local painters, sculptors, photographers and ceramicists draw upon the region’s many fascinating characteristics every day. You can see a wonderful sampling of their work at CRAFTED: Waitaki Artisan Gallery.
Situated in Ōamaru’s Heritage Precinct, CRAFTED lives within one of the carefully preserved Ōamaru stone buildings. Step inside and you’ll be transfixed by the variety of mediums found here. While the techniques and subject matter vary widely every piece is perfectly showcased by the natural light that streams in through the buildings’ sky lights. Together these works form a colourful and masterful representation of this special region.
About fifteen different local artists display their work for all to enjoy at CRAFTED. As you explore you’ll find incredible examples of weaving, glass work, sculpting, wood turning, basket making, painting, textile work and so much more. Members of the collective man the gallery and can tell you more about the works themselves. Open seven days a week the team at CRAFTED have created a welcoming art environment where you can browse at your own pace.
Words by Olivia Sisson & Photography by Nancy Zhou
3 Harbour Street, South Hill
Deja Moo & Harbour Street Bakery
4 Harbour Street, South Hill, Oamaru
Ice cream and carbs, the perfect combo. You’ll find loaves on the left and scoops on the right.
Everything’s made from scratch with a lot of love and zero nasties. This stuff is famous because it’s
1 Tees Street, South Hill
Argentinian, Italian and Spanish flavours meet Kiwi hospitality at Cucina. Owners Yanina and Pablo, moved their family to Oamaru in 2008, and celebrate the cuisine they grew up with through Waitaki's best ingredients.
2A Harbour Street, South Hill
Set in Ōamaru's historic Harbour Street, the Larder is home to delicious homemade preserves, daily lunch boxes and a range of high quality products and provisions. There’s an abundance of choice whether you’re looking to feast your eyes or fill your puku.
Harbour Street Collective
8 Harbour Street
With coffee, cabinet food, all day brekkie, a playground, art gallery, vintage shop and in-house sushi bar, there’s truly something for everyone. The cinnamon scrolls, for one, fly out the door every morning, so don’t wait!