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Tukituki River Trail, Hawkes Bay

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Submitted by Tania Gardner

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Hawkes Bay

Havelock North

Urban fringe

Out and Back

Totally/mostly flat



1:30 (Slow)
1:05 (Moderate)
0:45 (Fast)



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This run is on part of the Rotary Pathway that extends between Hastings and Napier. You could keep going and end up in Napier if you chose to. You are running on limestone trail along the top of the stopbank of the Tukitutki River. There are a couple of gates to go through to ensure cattle don't wander. They are self closing, but do make sure the close behind you. The only obstacles are cow poo and the odd cow. They are used to people so will get out of the way easily. Lovely easy run. This track is also used by walkers and cyclists.

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  • Access

    Car park easily seen off River Road when travelling down it. Approx 2 mins from the main road.

    Good parking area at the start of this point of the trail.

    5 km

    9 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    None required!

    Perfect throughout.

    Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone.

    No water available on trail

    As this is exposed, make sure you carry water if it is hot. Dress to the weather you are running in

  • Post run indulgence

    Bay Espresso
    19 Middle Rd, Havelock North
    Coffee is locally brewed, great food and service

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