Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Invercargill Estuary

Invercargill, Southland

Submitted by Kieran Philip

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 9 ?

Gnarl Factor: 9 ?








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Type of Run


Out and Back

Totally/mostly flat

Dog Friendly


Run Makeup


Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +0.4%

Average Downhill Gradient: -0.4%


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Head off from the Dee St start and follow the track along the embankment. Follow this track all the way down to the estuary, where you complete the loop. Once the loop is done you head back to the staring position.

Nice wildlife. Boardwalk along the estuary loop.

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Parking is available just off Dee St, on the other side of the road by the river. You can also park down the road a little further on the side of Dee St.

4 km

9 minutes




Perfect throughout.

Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

None that I can think of... but I may not have noticed them.

Parts of the track may be under water under poor weather conditions.

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Trail Reviews

The estuary and river bank is a regular haunt for lots of Invercargill runners looking for a trail close to home. It's flat, firm gravel, the speedsters among you could really dig it in on this route and keep a good pace for the whole thing.

A nice run on a calm day but can be a bit of a slog in the wind.

Tim Morton

February 3, 2021

Worth a look if you are short of time or lacking transport. Easy running. Particularly good when the weather is calm and still or at change of light. Beware of the foot and cycle traffic.

Bryan Stout

June 28, 2020

A nice easy trail that is easily accessible. Can be pretty busy at times with runners and cyclists. The headwind can be a real bugger!

Marcia Ferguson

September 30, 2019

Easy flat compact gravel track (pram friendly) nice and central if staying in Invercargill. Nice views on a good day with plenty of birdlife around the estuary. I wouldn't go out of my way to do it but not a bad run if you have the time and are in the area. A public toilet on the route but might pay to be prepared and bring toilet paper in case you get caught short!

Jeremy Wheeler

September 22, 2017

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