1 -2 Hours (return)


  • Coastal views
  • Native forest & birdlife
  • Oamaru Historic precinct


  • by walking:


  • by car:

    3 mins from central Oamaru


Work up an appetite with one of Oamaru's scenic walks. Choose the challenging Skyline Walk or the relatively easy South Hill Walkway.

Blue Penguin, Oamaru, Waitaki

The Skyline Walk (5 km)

Go you high into the hills and enjoy a good workout on the Skyline Walk. Beginning at Fenwick Park, the 4.6 kilometre track is uphill most of the way, but your motivation is the amazing views from the top.


Tall pine trees, fantails, bellbirds and native forest make the walk scenic as well as challenging. At some points you'll be able to see the whole of Oamaru; you'll also pass the Astronomical Society's observatory.


The South Hill Walkway (7.8 km)

Running between Takaro Park and Lookout Point, the two-kilometre South Hill Walkway takes you through Oamaru's historic precinct with the option to make a detour to the penguin colony. From Lookout Point the views of the town and ocean are spectacular.

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