Friends from the North Island came to stay with us yesterday.
We took them to dine at Fleurs Place last night where we experienced the usual warm and efficient service, delicious food and a magical sunset.
This morning we wandered round Oamaru’s historic precinct, taking in a visit to Steampunk HQ which now features an infinity portal.
Oamaru used to be the town you had to crawl through on State Highway 1 on the way from somewhere to somewhere else. Now it’s a destination.
Seven Sharp made it New Zealand’s sharpest town, Lonely Planet dubbed it the coolest town in the country a view echoed by travel writers with gems like Pen-y-bryn which featured on Kiwi Living this week.
Seeing the town through the eyes of visitors today reawakened us to its charms for all of which I’m grateful.