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Timaru City Parks, Canterbury

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Timaru City ParksBeginner

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Urban fringe


Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


2:45 (Slow)
2:15 (Moderate)
1:45 (Fast)



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In an anti-clockwise route follow the Centennial Park walkway through to the end (~2.5km), and then come back along the MTB tracks. At the BMX track veer right and follow the walkway all the down to the beach (~4km). Follow the beach walkways north right out to the end of South Point, which is the end of the rock wall protecting the wharf. Back track along the rock wall, round the log yard through the Port, and onto the beautiful Caroline Bay.
Head up onto the Benvenue Cliffs at the end of Caroline Bay, across the rail bridge and down into Ashbury Park. Head for the Briscoes on the far side, up Grasmere St, Park Lane and right onto Wai-iti Rd. After 300m you will see Westend Park, head through there and up Maltby Ave and you will find yourself back at Centennial Park. Keep your dog on a lead through Caroline Bay.

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Features of interest

You get to run along the old tram way in Centennial Park and around the old quarries.

Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 5%

Moderate Single Track: 5%

Easy Single Track: 80%

Gravel Road: 5%

Sealed Road: 5%

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  • Access

    Start at the Otipua Rd entrance of Centennial Park. Top of the zig zag.

    Lots of parking near start.

    4 km

    10 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Most of this run is on Timaru Walkways, so just follow your nose.

    Perfect throughout.


    Close to town, drinking water at Caroline Bay and in Centennial Park


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