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Northburn Pylon Track, Otago

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Northburn Pylon TrackBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Kieran Philip

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Urban fringe

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Open farmlands

Beginner - Intermediate

2:30 (Slow)
2:00 (Moderate)
1:30 (Fast)



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Starting area is just at the carpark on the northside of the Cromwell Bridge. Head along main road until you get to the track on the right hand side that heads up the hill (approx 800m in). Follow this main track the whole time until you get all the way back to the main road at Brewery Creek. Once there, spin 180 degrees and head all the way back!

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Features of interest

Great views over Lake Dunstan and Cromwell Flats

Make Up of Run

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 95%

Sealed Road: 5%

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  • Access

    Carpark just on the north side of Cromwell bridge.

    Heaps of off road parking area at start, or can park by the lake just a little further on in a picnic area.

    2 km

    2 minutes


    Name: Northburn Station
    Telephone: Anybody who wants to run/walk/bike on Northburn Station must complete a new H&S form. Please call in to BNZ Cromwell branch and see Barb to sign the form. You must also get permission from the farm manager Ben before going on Northburn Station. Contact phone number is 0276295915

  • Staying Safe


    Generally good.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    No water available during run

    Very windy at times, but generally good and able to be run in most weather conditions.

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