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The Great Naseby Loop, Otago

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The Great Naseby LoopBeginner

Submitted by Kieran Philip

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Front country - easily accessible


Undulating, small hills only

Plantation/exotic forest


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



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Starting at the confluence of the two loops, head back down Wet Gully Rd towards when your car is parked. Take a right on the next road intersection and follow this along as it wind around and down past an empty dam. At the next intersection, take a right on to Coalpit Dam Rd and head along until you reach Coal Pit dam. Head through the carpark and wind your way around the dam in a clockwise fashion. Cross the wee bridge, keep heading around and the head left as you leave the dam. Head through the carpark and follow the signage. A few more turns and you head up a wee hill and reach the water race. Follow the track that winds alongside this (briefly dropping down a small gully then back up again to meet the race again) past Hoffmans Dam and all the way along, back to a small downhill to wet Gully Road. Take a small left and through the opening across the road and head up the hill to rejoin the water race. Follow this along again, past the Swimming Dam on the outskirts of Naseby (public toilets just past here on the right, but may be closed in winter). You'll cross another access road just after this, carry on following the water race for another 300m or so, then its over a small bridge on your left and following the track through the forest. It'll spit you out onto the road once again, take a right and follow this up and around (taking a right at the Y-intersection) and head left at the top of the hill and back down towards where you started.

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Features of interest

Old water race, man made earthen dams, The Great Naseby Water Race venue.

Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 60%

Gravel Road: 40%

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  • Access

    Parking is available on Wet Gully Rd, located off Ranfurly-Naseby Rd.

    There is a gate on the road which signifies the point to leave the car. A good warm up jog to the starting point of loop. Plenty of space.

    1 km

    5 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Take a left over the bridge 400m after swimming dam.
    Occasionaly GNWR markers you can follow. Small yellow ones, pic included.

    Generally good.

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

    Take your own.

    Snow and ice in winter a possibility. Plenty of frost around!

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