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Pareora Perambulation, Canterbury

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Pareora PerambulationBeginner

Submitted by Corey Woodward

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Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Plantation/exotic forest
Open farmlands


0:40 (Slow)
0:30 (Moderate)
0:20 (Fast)



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The trail follows an old water race leading eventually to the dam that fed it. Easy to follow.

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Features of interest

Old water race and dam.

Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 100%

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  • Access

    Signposted "Pareora River Walkway", on the left just after the ford on Pareora Ford Road.

    Small off road area to park just beside the start of the trail. If you have a smaller vehicle, try Beaconsfield Road via Pareora West if there's been heavy rain.

    23 km

    24 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Easy trail to navigate. No real opportunities to get lost - just stay relatively close to the river.


    Windproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Cellphone.

    No water available.

    The ford prior to the start of the trail can become dangerous during high river flows.

    Do not swim above or directly below the dam. The flows can be swift and the water is very deep in places.

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