Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Morepork Crossroads

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Grunt Factor: 13

Gnarl Factor: 31

8.5km

300m

300m

300m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush

Run Makeup

50%
50%

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +8.3%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.3%

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Estimated Times to Run

1:30

Slow

1:00

Moderate

0:45

Fast

An easy undulating out & back run amongst regenerating native bush, turning around at the junction/crossroads of 2 much tougher options. You could either bear right to carry on along the TA trail onwards to Whananaki, or head further down & up & down etc along more technical terrain to the Puriri track & other abounding options at Mimiwhangata. 

23 km

30 minutes

Unknown

No

Easy.

Very patchy.

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

BYO! I wouldn't risk topping up from the creek, due to DOC's predator pest control poisoning operations.

Can get slippery after rain

Slippery clay & sneaky tree roots!

Hikurangi Home Cookery
45 King St, Hikurangi
Great pies & The Best Walnut Chelsea buns! Nice to grab something economical to takeaway & enjoy scoffing down while taking in the scenery at Waro Lake Reserve which is also a nice place for a warmup or warmdown jaunt . Sadly, the Hika bakery is shut on Sundays!

Miner's Rest Cafe
49 King St, Hikurangi
http://hikurangi.co.nz/coaltowntraders/
Great selection of yummy food & coffee and fun to browse the bric-a-brac & antiques in the shop adjacent

The Cafe ( at The Gallery)
1392 Old Russell Rd, Helena Bay
http://www.galleryhelenabay.co.nz/content/cafe
Great views & beautiful artwork to browse

Trail Legend

DG

DJ Gillming

has completed Morepork Crossroads twice in the last year.

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