Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Nan and Gramps

Invercargill, Southland

Submitted by Nicole Jackson

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Grunt Factor: 4 ?

Gnarl Factor: 25 ?

3.3km

10m

10m

5m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Urban fringe

Out and Back

Totally/mostly flat

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Open farmlands

Run Makeup

50%
50%

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +2.4%

Average Downhill Gradient: -2.4%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

0:25

Slow

0:20

Moderate

0:15

Fast

This is a short run, and perfect for a new runner, or younger runner (kids). The terrain does vary over that 3kms from open Farmland to newly planted land to bush that was planted 10-15 years ago. The bush is now full of native birds. It can be a little confusing as tracks do go left right and everywhere when you are in the newly planted area, but you cant get lost , going the wrong way will only add a couple hundred meters onto your run.

Bushy Point reserve is a wonderful example of a community replanting project. Almost every tree, bush, or grass you can see has been planted by hand by the community of Otatara (The Otatara Landcare Group). During the last World Rugby Cup in NZ, thousands of plants were grown and planted under the living legend initiative. You may also see White Herons!!

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This is a safe place to park and unless a working bee is on their is no issues with parking.

5 km

7 minutes

Yes

No

Easy.

No worries here, short track and at always all times you can see houses.

Generally good.

Lightweight fleece top, Short-sleeved thermal top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone

No Water.

It can get windy, cold and wet at any time of the year in Southland. Track can be muddy.

None. Ignore the rifle range signs!!!

The Cabbage Treet
Otatra
http://www.thecabbagetree.com/
Great courtyard to sitting in out of the wind!

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Mark De Goldi

Mark De Goldi

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Trail Reviews

Easy trail on grassy winding track through a meadow.

John OConnell

December 12, 2020

Easy trail on grassy winding track through a meadow.

John OConnell

December 12, 2020

This would be a great trail to take the kids out on. Nice and open, you'd have to try pretty hard to get lost. Mostly grass tracks which were recently mowed.

I just didn't find it a very interesting run. For me there are better options for short trails close to town. Nice for a change though.

Tim Morton

December 9, 2020

This is the first track I have done that I haven't enjoyed, potentially wrong timing. Recent rain meant the ground was soaked in many places with many non avoidable water or mud so not one for keeping dry feet. Had to choose a child friendly course which it was good for.

Joyce Leevard

October 8, 2020

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