Last Updated: 12th Jan 2024

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Goat Hill Track

Blenheim, Marlborough

Submitted by Jeremy Wheeler

Last Updated: 12th Jan 2024

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 13

Gnarl Factor: 34

6.9km

395m

420m

370m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush

Coastal

Run Makeup

50%
50%

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +11.0%

Average Downhill Gradient: -11.8%

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Estimated Times to Run

1:40

Slow

1:10

Moderate

50

Fast

The Goat Hill Track is an out and back that can be run either way but preference is to do the hard work uphill first and then enjoy the free flowing run down on a moderate downhill.

It's a shared path used by mountain bikers and walkers so keep an eye out but you would have to be unlucky to cross any mountain bikes on this fairly remote track.

This track climbs steeply through the native forest to Whangarae Bay Viewpoint, where you will enjoy spectacular views over the Tasman sea and the coastline on a nice day. After reaching the high point (the track doesn't summit goat hill - unmarked), it is a short downhill jog until you make the end of the trail at the roads edge on Goat Hill Saddle. This is where you turn around and head back the way you came back to the start. Feel free to have a rest at any of the view stops along the way down.

Stunning coastal views, Nikau Palms, native birdlife.

A limited number of car parks beside the road and next to the "Welcome to Ōkiwi Bay" fish mural. More car parks at the top of the trail on Croisilles Road.

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Patchy.

Lightweight fleece top, Short-sleeved thermal top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

Take water with you.

It can be slippery after rain.

Fairly well maintained track by the locals. It can get slightly overgrown, muddy and the odd log across the track. Slippery clay surfaces when wet.

Okiwi Bay Holiday Park shop for an ice cream

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