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Tuhawaiki Trot, Canterbury

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Tuhawaiki TrotBeginner

Submitted by Corey Woodward

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Urban fringe

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only



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



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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.

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Features of interest

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

Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 100%

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  • Access

    Begin at the end of Scarborough Road, where it bends to the left and becomes Parade Road. There is a clear trail down to a Railway Crossing and the trail heads South from there.

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

    6 km

    8 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    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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