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Galloway Gallop, Otago

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Galloway GallopBeginner

Submitted by Kieran Philip

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Out and Back

Totally/mostly flat

Open farmlands


3:00 (Slow)
2:20 (Moderate)
1:45 (Fast)



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Starting at the Alexandra Station, you head out along the Central Otago Rail Trail towards the Manukerikia River. Cross the bridge and then head North. This guide is written up as if you go all the way the next crossing of the Manuherikia River (12.2km) but you can stop and turn back at anytime sooner. This is a great spot to have a nice flat run, stretch the legs, do some time trials etc, but not have to worry about being mowed down by a car.

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Features of interest

Great Central Otago landscape, Rail Trail relics.

Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 100%

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  • Access

    Starting location is at the old Alexandra Station located on the Central Otago Rail Trail.

    There is a small off street carpark located at the starting point.

    3 km

    5 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Generally good.

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


    Very hot and exposed in the summer, most likely frosty in the winter.

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