Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Tukituki River Trail

Havelock North, Hawkes Bay

Submitted by Tania Gardner

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 10 ?

Gnarl Factor: 10 ?








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Type of Run

Urban fringe

Out and Back

Totally/mostly flat

Dog Friendly


Run Makeup


Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +0.5%

Average Downhill Gradient: -0.5%


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

5 km

9 minutes




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

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

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Nice flat run out and back from the River Rd car park. You can chose between packed limestone on top of the flood bank or the track closer to the river which is mostly stone and mud.

Mark Stevens

June 18, 2019

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