Last Updated: 9th Apr 2024


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Pisa Moorings Meander

Cromwell, Otago

Submitted by Kieran Philip

Last Updated: 9th Apr 2024


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Grunt Factor: 8 ?

Gnarl Factor: 10 ?








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Type of Run


Out and Back

Totally/mostly flat

Dog Friendly


Run Makeup


Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +2.5%

Average Downhill Gradient: -2.4%


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If you are keen for an easy recovery run, or something without hills, then this should hit the spot. The track starts at the 45th Parallel marker (you could start pretty much anywhere along the track, but I find the 45th Parallel is an easy place to describe for people) and you head along the lakeside on the vehicle tracks towards Pisa Moorings.

Follow the track which is marked by yellow poles along the lakeside until you reach the arched bridge over the first of the inlets. Take a right over this, then right off it and follow the small iron markers along the lakeside once again. The track meanders in and out of the wee inlets on the strip of land between houses and lake.

Follow it past the playground (toilets here if you need them) and up a wee rise to the end of Pisa Moorings and the edge of the quarry next door. You could keep heading along if you were so inclined.

Turn around and head back towards your car, appreciating the scenery from the other direction.

Nice lake

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Plenty of parking available, very public area so car should be safe.

5 km

4 minutes




Perfect throughout.

Windproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Cellphone


Should be good to run at any time throughout the year.

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Tracy Elley

Tracy Elley

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It's easy to whizz right pass this place if driving between Cromwell and Wānaka but worth a stop if you are after a nice, quiet flat run. The trail is wide and well maintained. Pisa Moorings is a cute, pictureque lakeside community with beautiful houses and little robbot lawn mowers. I loved checking out all the houses, gardens and lakeside trees especially during Autumn.

Tracy Elley

April 9

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