Bluff Hill LoopsBeginner
Submitted by Paul Wieland
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Undulating, some big hills
Native bushCoastalOpen tussock/grasslandsVolcanic
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This route is part of the Further Faster Beginners Collection
Detailed map at Stirling Point. The distance quoted is running every track / part of track once in each direction: Start at Stirling Point - out Foveaux Walkway to lookout point - up Millenium Track to Bluff Hill summit for the first time - down Topuni Track - right onto Glory Track - left into Foveaux Walkway back to Stirling Point - up Topuni Track to summit for the second time - down Millenium Track - left onto Foveaux Walkway - left onto Glory Track - right down Topuni Track back to Stirling Point.
Features of interest
Island of native bush at the end of the highway, old extinct volcano, ruins of WWII installations, In winter you may spot Southern Right Whales from the coastal lookout
Make Up of Run
Untracked / Route only: 0%
Technical Single Track: 0%
Moderate Single Track: 0%
Easy Single Track: 65%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 35%
The very end of SH 1 at Stirling Point in Bluff
Tar sealed car park, often crowded at weekends
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None, everything is well signposted
Waterproof leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Only at Stirling Point, none en route
Exposed to cold winds along coastal track to lookout and up the hill from there, rest in bush; parts can be slippery after rain or when frosty
None. Just a fun way to spend a few hours
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