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Tiromoana Track, Canterbury

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Tiromoana TrackBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Tony Sharpe

Info Info

Trail Information

10.60km

330m

330m

 

Canterbury

Amberley

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Plantation/exotic forest
Beach
Coastal
Lakeside
Open farmlands

Beginner - Intermediate

2:00 (Slow)
1:30 (Moderate)
1:00 (Fast)

-9.4%

+10.0%

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Description

A car park is located adjacent to the Mt Cass Road, with three lookouts along the route providing spectacular views of Tiromoana Bush itself, including wetlands and forests, together with spectacular coastal cliffs, Pegasus Bay and Banks Peninsula in the distance. You can imagine Captain Cook feeling justified in thinking Banks Peninsula was an island from here, an error that makes sense from this perspective!

The track leads to the remote beach and very picturesque setting where Kate Stream enters Pegasus Bay, with the option to explore further along this beach. The return loop on the southern side of the valley allows walkers to traverse through the heart of Tiromoana Bush and return to the Mt Cass Road car park via bush remnants and wetlands, with further spectacular views along the coast.

For extra you can also nip up Ella's Peak for some additional vert.


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Features of interest

A fun farm loop trail with a surprisingly remote feel and a gem of a beach to boot. The Tiromoana Track is located in a QEII Reserve that was set aside for recreation and ecological restoration as part of the nearby Kate Valley project.


Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 50%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 50%


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  • Access

    Drive up the Mt Cass Road, past the Kate Valley landfill and over a hill or two until you reach the carpark for the Tiromoana Tracks.

    Parking at the trail head.

    19 km

    20 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

    It would pay to down load the map - check website attached.

    Patchy.

    Lightweight fleece top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map.

    Bring your water supply from home.

    Can close for lambing August and September- check website attached.

    Can be greasy after rain.

  • Post run indulgence

    Lots of wineries on the way home!
    Waipara

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