Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Pareora Perambulation

Timaru, Canterbury

Submitted by Corey Woodward

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Grunt Factor: 6 ?

Gnarl Factor: 39 ?

4.5km

20m

20m

121m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly

Plantation/exotic forest

Riverside

Open farmlands

Run Makeup

100%

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +3.4%

Average Downhill Gradient: -3.4%

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Estimated Times to Run

0:40

Slow

0:30

Moderate

0:20

Fast

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

Old water race and dam.

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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

Yes

No

Easy.

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

Patchy.

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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Trail Reviews

Nice easy trail through bush and grassy single tracks. Can extend up a short steep climb to get great views of the river

John Boylan

January 30, 2022

Great little pit stop to stretch the legs on long drive. Thankful I wore my long tights for the lush (overgrown) wet grass surrounding trail. Might pay to note access from whatever direction involves gravel road and fords so probably not a goer after heavy rain in catchment.

Rebecca Sunderland

November 13, 2021

Lovely single track trail along the river bank beneath the trees. A perfect recovery jog for this morning.

Stefanie Parks

January 9, 2021

Relaxing run in lush grassy trail and beneath trees along the Pareora river.

John OConnell

December 3, 2020

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