Last Updated: 3rd May 2023

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Jack's Bay Beach & Blowhole

Balclutha, Otago

Submitted by Mike Tennent

Last Updated: 3rd May 2023

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Grunt Factor: 9 ?

Gnarl Factor: 46 ?

4.5km

190m

190m

91m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Beach

Coastal

Run Makeup

65%
35%

Easy Single Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +8.2%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.3%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

1:00

Slow

35:00

Moderate

25

Fast

There are two choices at the start, either go left along the beach to the cliffs at the far end and then back, for some good fast sand running, or do this section at the end. 

Then you head on to the Jack's Blowhole Track which is a very straightforward gravelled trail for its length.

At the far end there is a small loop around the blowhole. Head back to the start from here. 

The blowhole is quite cool, especially at high tide on a stormy day. It opens up 200m inland from the coast.

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Good size carpark.

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Easy.

Very patchy.

Waterproof leggings, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

Nothing drinkable.

None.

None.

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