Last Updated: 16th Oct 2023


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Tuhawaiki Trot

Timaru, Canterbury

Submitted by Corey Woodward

Last Updated: 16th Oct 2023


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Grunt Factor: 5 ?

Gnarl Factor: 10 ?








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Trail Map

Type of Run

Urban fringe

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly


Run Makeup


Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +0.8%

Average Downhill Gradient: -2.0%


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A great coastal run along the gravel shared use Tuhawaiki trail between Scarborough Rd and Ellis Rd, a few good climbs and descents get the heart pumping. Real close to the city and a great beginners addition to the Timaru trails.

Great coastal views, ships coming and going, a lighthouse, and a chance of penguins!

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There is a small car park and also plenty of roadside parking.

6 km

8 minutes




Can't go wrong

Generally good.

Windproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Cellphone

No water available

Could get very windswept during extreme coastal weather.

Watch for trains when crossing the tracks.

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Trail Reviews

Great views along an undulating trail car park to car park past the lighthouse. No better place to be on a nice day. Easy 5km trot.

Kerry Williams

March 27, 2022

Nice, easy track along a beautiful coastline.

Stefanie Parks

January 9, 2021

Easy undulating track that allows you to admire the rugged coastline while running.

John OConnell

December 3, 2020

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