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A2O: Duntroon-Oamaru, Otago

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A2O: Duntroon-OamaruBeginner

Submitted by Renee Ferguson

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Front country - easily accessible

Point to Point (one way)

Undulating, some big hills

Open farmlands


9:00 (Slow)
7:30 (Moderate)
5:00 (Fast)



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This is part of the Alps 2 Ocean trail and is very easy to follow - plenty of black signs pointing in the right directions, a few maps along the way to show your location and a very well maintained hard packed almost footpath type of trail.

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Features of interest

The Elephant rocks are a cool feature, Aslans campsite (movie scene), Island Cliff is an impressive sight and the Rakis railway tunnel. Plenty to see along the way

Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 0%

Moderate Single Track: 0%

Easy Single Track: 90%

Gravel Road: 10%

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The Elephant

The Elephant

Length: 40.00km


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  • Access

    Duntroon - just pull over anywhere in town, we started at the old jail/stocks

    No public transport so you will need either dropped off or to get a ride back to your car when finished

    43 km

    33 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Follow the black A2O markers and the well worn trail

    Perfect throughout.

    Thermal leggings, Short-sleeved thermal top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    There are two water points along the trail, also toilets. I wouldn't drink from any streams along the way due to being in dairy farming country

    Quite muddy in spots after rain and when the frost melts

  • Post run indulgence

    Scotts Brewery
    Oamaru Harbour
    Great pizzas and tap beer and cider

    Short Black Cafe
    Thames street
    Excellent coffee and pancakes

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