Rakiura TrackBeginner - Intermediate
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Front country - easily accessible
Undulating, some big hills
Beginner - Intermediate
A bit muddy in places
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The Great walk is a pleasant run. The circuit follows open coastline, crosses forested interior and meanders along the sheltered shores of Paterson Inlet. It passes sites of historical interest and introduces many of the common sea and forest birds of the island. Parts of it cross Maori land and access is courtesy of the owners. If running at night you might be able to sight a kiwi! Stewart Island is a must see and this is a great way to catch the sites in one day. The track can also be walked in one day. You can run to the start of the true track at Lee Bay, but you can also catch a shuttle. It's a nice run along the road, with nice beaches and scenery. Getting a shuttle cuts off 5km of the run.
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Make Up of Run
Moderate Single Track: 85%
Sealed Road: 15%
Start in Oban
You can run to the start of the true track at Lee Bay, but you can also catch a shuttle. It's a nice run along the road, with nice beaches and scenery. Getting a shuttle cuts off 5km of the run.
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Lightweight fleece top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Only one main water stop which is post halfway so I'd recommend taking a good amount
Pretty muddy after rain, and the boat ride is often choppy.
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