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Heyward Point, Otago

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Heyward PointBeginner

Submitted by Malcolm Law

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Trail Information

6.20km

475m

475m

 

Otago

Aramoana

Urban fringe

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Plantation/exotic forest
Coastal

Beginner

1:20 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:40 (Fast)

-15.0%

+15.0%

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Description

The trail starts with a sharp uphill that quickly reveals great views over the harbour mouth and the Taiaroa Heads (home to the albatrosses) beyond. This can be quite greasy after rain so take care.

It's then a case of following the marker poles as the track follows parallel to the coast just back from the cliff edge - more great views out over the coast and beyond.

After a while the track crosses a stile and drops into regenerated bush. Head downhill and emerge back into the open through a small gate. At this point the trail may be a bit vague (especially in spring/summer when the grass grows tall!) but essentially you just point your nose downhill and head for the light signal that eventually comes into view on the cliff top. Take a few moments to enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery & see if you can spot any seals or other interesting wildlife, then re-trace your steps back to the start.


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Features of interest

Fantastic coastal views


Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 25%

Easy Single Track: 75%


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  • Access

    The track starts on the left hand side of the road just before you enter Aramoana township from the Dunedin side.

    Limited parking (space for 2-3 cars) on the side of the road by track start. Not hard to find somewhere nearby otherwise.

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  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

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    Very patchy.

    Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    None - bring your own

    Can be a bit muddy/slippery after rain.

    Take care when track is wet, particularly on the firs/last section when sidling across the headland

  • Post run indulgence

    Union Co Cafe
    2 George St, Port Chalmers
    Great coffee, great food incl. some wonderful home baking.

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