Last Updated: 27th May 2024


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Kereru, Tui & Komako

Invercargill, Southland

Submitted by Corey Woodward

Last Updated: 27th May 2024


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Grunt Factor: 2 ?

Gnarl Factor: 11 ?








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Type of Run

Urban fringe


Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Run Makeup


Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +0.2%

Average Downhill Gradient: -4.4%


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A 2km loop in a wonderful native bush setting, wide gravel trail with not too many tree roots, there are several variations that can be combined to make a longer run. This can also be combined with the Bushy Point run in the trail directory (Nan & Gramps) by running back towards Invercargill on Dunns Road (wide sealed road verge) and then right down Marama Ave South (shingle track off the road for most of the way). A distance of less than 2.5km.

Fantastic native bush block preserved in an otherwise urban setting. Lots of Wood Pigeon, Tui, and Bellbirds make their home in the Otatara Scenic Reserve.

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Off road parking on the right just past the 4 Square Supermarket

5 km

6 minutes




Only really one opportunity to take a wrong turn and this brings you out to Awarua Road a short distance away, no big distance to retrace your steps. You could start the trail from this location too, there just isn't as much parking.

Generally good.

Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Cellphone

Didn't see any tap for water but there is a toilet at the carpark so there may be water available, failing that there is a 4 Square across the road.

None that I can foresee.

Mind the odd tree root but in general this is a low risk run.

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Trail Reviews

Have a break from driving on these 2 k's of shady goodness. And don't stumble over the birds!

Britta Steude

January 8, 2022

Nice wee track. It is short but do a couple of loops to stretch it out. Good dense bush to hide from the sun in summer and get out of the wind and rain in winter.

Saw a kereru so it lived up to it's name.

Tim Morton

February 2, 2021

Tall dense lush forest provides shelter from the wild wind and driving rain. Found myself serenaded by a cheerful Tui.

John OConnell

December 12, 2020

Nice wee child friendly track to do on holiday.

Joyce Leevard

October 8, 2020

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