Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Tweedies Gully New Track

Cheviot, Canterbury

Submitted by John O'Connell

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Grunt Factor: 5

Gnarl Factor: 30

2.2km

125m

125m

97m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush

Coastal

Open tussock/grasslands

Run Makeup

80%
10%
10%

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +12.4%

Average Downhill Gradient: -12.4%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

0:25

Slow

0:20

Moderate

0:15

Fast

Follow the DOC sign on the beach road to the start of the track which begins with an immediate gradual climb to the top. The track is well marked all the way to the top. The new part of the top of the track is well formed and easy to follow. Near the top you leave the shelter of the forest covered gully to emerge into open tussock grassland for the last 200m or so to the top which is marked with a pole and a picnic bench. Follow the same track back to return.

Plentiful bird life with Kanuka forest towards the top where you get a nice view of Gore Bay.

There is no designated car park, but it is easy enough to park on the verge of the road beside the start of the track.

9 km

11 minutes

Unknown

No

Moderate.

Well marked, easy to follow, no other tracks other than Tweedies Gully.

Non-existent.

Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Map.

No water available on the track.

The track has a clay foundation with some steps carved into the track at a couple of locations. It was very dry when I did it in February but I imagine it could become muddy and slippy with a decent rainfall. Also, the top is very exposed to the onshore breeze so bring a windproof jacket to keep you warm while you enjoy the views.

Two Rivers Cafe
11 Hall Street, Cheviot, on your left hand side as you drive up from Christchurch.
twinriverscafe.co.nz
Great ambience with indoor/outdoor flow and interesting artworks for sale hanging on the wall. Friendly staff, wonderful coffee and a tasty salmon bagel. Also dog friendly but remember to bring your dog in the driveway to the right of the cafe and through a latched gate into the cafe garden instead of through the cafe like we did.

Cheviot Tea Rooms
33 Hall Street, Cheviot. n your left hand side as you drive up from Christchurch.

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Trail Reviews

Short and sharpish but a well made track. The view is worth the effort!

Isobel Stout

January 4, 2021

Short and sweet but definitely enough to get a sweat up! Worth the short climb for the views, well advised to make the small diversion, Gore Bay is a place to linger

Tony Sharpe

October 7, 2020

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