Popular playgrounds

We hav e some great playgrounds in Waitaki, which have become favourite destinations for locals and visitors a like. These include:

Friendly Bay Playground, Oamaru – the ‘steampunk’ playground

Friendly bay  play ground on a sunny day.Opened in 2011, this playground is located at Oamaru Harbour’s Friendly Bay, next to Oamaru’s popular historic precinct. 

The playground is a must-see destination for kids of all ages, who love its unique and exciting range of equipment. This includes the famous penny farthing swing, a pirate ship, a giant elephant and flying fox, parallel bars and a vaulting horse. 

There are public toilets in easy proximity, coin-operated barbeques for public use, and a specially designed steampunk drinking fountain.

Useful link: Friendly Bay Playground and Reserve Site Plan (PDF, 470KB)

Oamaru Public Gardens Playground

Kids playing in oamaru play groiund.The children’s playground at the Oamaru Public Gardens has entertained countless families over the years, and is a favourite with locals and visitors alike. Surrounded by the beauty and tranquillity of the gardens, it's a great place to spend some time.

The playground has an enticing array of play equipment and paddling pools – including a recently installed double swing, which is proving to be very popular.

There are toilets in easy proximity to the playground and a BBQ available for public use.

For more information on the garden please visit our Oamaru Public Gardens page.

Page reviewed: 08 Aug 2018 1:23pm