Cape Wanbrow Walks

Walking Track

Time : 30 min to 5 hours
Distance : 2.1 km – 8 km

The Cape Wanbrow walking track (part of the South Hill walkway) offers magnificent coastal views as well as the chance for visitors to see a former gun emplacement. You can bring the dog for a walk or if biking is more your thing the cape offers mountain bike tracks as well. See biking section.

The Cape offers steeper terrain with 8km of interconnecting tracks to explore in a compact area. A spectacular walk taking you up to the aptly named Lookout Point, here you can look over the harbour and out to the Pacific Ocean. This walk is steep going up and can be slippery after rain. Alternatively, drive to Lookout Point and take a walk on the track around the Cape and visit a former gun emplacement.

There are different climbing tracks with good gradients to get to the two high points. Following this you’ll find numerous options for coming back down with varying levels of difficulty (up to grade 5) but mainly intermediate grade tracks.

There are signs dotted around the Cape – but you can’t get lost for very long…so jump in and explore. Enjoy fantastic views out over Oamaru and the coast. Tracks also dry out fast after rain. Entry from eastern end of Test St or the lookout point in Tamar St. All tracks built and maintained by Mountain Biking North Otago Incorporated.

Grades differentiated by colour and include a mix of cross country, downhill and uphill. Map boards on site further distinguish track types.

This walk can also be easily linked up with other Oamaru walks, such as the Harbourside Walkway or South Hill walk.


Access is via Test Street or the lookout at Selwyn Street.

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