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Gunn It!, Canterbury

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Gunn It!Beginner

Submitted by Mike Tennent

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Front country - easily accessible


Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


1:10 (Slow)
0:40 (Moderate)
0:30 (Fast)



The early part of the trail runs alongside a small stream, after extremely heavy rain it is probably one to be avoided.

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This is a very straightforward trail with no off-shoots. Follow the trail, gradually climbing along the stream for about 1.5km, at the trail split you can go left or right as the section loops back to here. 

This is beautiful native bush running, often on a base of lovely moss.

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Features of interest

Amazing moss ('carpet') on the early sections of the trail. many large Kotukutuku (tree Fuchsia), the largest Fuchsia in the world and one of very few native deciduous trees. Consequently there are bellbirds and stitchbirds around, although you will only hear them and rarely see them.

Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 5%

Moderate Single Track: 10%

Easy Single Track: 85%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 0%

Gravel Road: 0%

Sealed Road: 0%

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  • Access

    Enter Gunn's Bush Road into your GPS and when you get there, drive to the very end.

    There is a reasonable size parking area.

    12 km

    12 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Generally good.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival bag, Cellphone, Map.

    Several streams and streamlets throughout the run.

    Mud could be an issue in winter or after very heavy rain, also the stream could be an issue after heavy rain.

    Slippery in places and a couple of short trail sections that require care.

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