Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Piwakawaka Beach

Rai Valley, Marlborough

Submitted by Eleanor Arnst

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Grunt Factor: 6

Gnarl Factor: 21

5.0km

130m

130m

66m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Totally/mostly flat

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Coastal

Run Makeup

20%
20%
60%

Sealed Road

Gravel Road

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +15.7%

Average Downhill Gradient: -15.7%

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Estimated Times to Run

0:50

Slow

0:35

Moderate

0:25

Fast

Dogs permitted on lead and with Marlborough Sound permit (obtained from Picton DoC office)

Easy out and back run starting from the Boat Ramp in Elaine Bay and heading back up the road for 400m, before meeting the Piwakawaka Beach walk on the right (signposted).

Starts off on a gravel track, which becomes easy single track winding through the bush to the beach. Great place for a swim before heading back the same way.

Views of the Kenepuru Sound and beaches to swim at.

Parking available at the start in either the DoC campground or boat launch area. No public transport available to the start of the run. Toilets available in the campground.

41 km

59 minutes

Yes

No

Easy.

Very patchy.

Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

Water is available at the start/finish (recommended to treat)

Wasps in late summer

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Jeremy Wheeler

Jeremy Wheeler

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