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Tirohanga Seat, Marlborough

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Tirohanga SeatBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Tony Sharpe

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Urban fringe


Undulating, some big hills

Native bush

Beginner - Intermediate

1:00 (Slow)
0:45 (Moderate)
0:30 (Fast)



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The trail head is clearly marked at Newgate Street. The track heads straight into the bush and shoots up a series of zigzags and moderate climbs, before a sidling last ascent towards the lookout and the seat that this trail is named after. You will want to linger here and watch the hustle and bustle of Picton at your feet. Imagine for a moment what Picton could be as a standalone tourist destination if the ferries ever moved, as has occasionally been mooted.

From the lookout carry on south on the downward leg, if it's wet the clay trail can get a bit slippery so definitely consider your footwear in regard to conditions. Return to the start around Garden Terrace and Devon Street, picking up the creekside trail that cuts through to Picton township. Keep skirting the foot of the hills back to Newgate St via Broadway (past the cop shop) and Taranaki St/ Waikawa Road. Only a short bit of tarmac on the last km.

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Features of interest

Stunning views of Picton and the Sounds for only a small effort

Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 40%

Easy Single Track: 40%

Sealed Road: 20%

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  • Access

    Park up on Newgate St at the signed trail head

    On street parking available. Or start & finish in Picton township just down the road.

    1 km

    3 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Pretty hard to go wrong.

    Perfect throughout.

    Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone, Map.

    BYO water

    Clay track base can be slippery when wet. Shoe up accordingly

    Just the slippery when wet disclaimer

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    Lots of options in Picton township

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