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Sandy Point Loop, Southland

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Sandy Point LoopBeginner

Submitted by Luciana Garcia

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Urban fringe


Totally/mostly flat

Native bush


2:45 (Slow)
2:00 (Moderate)
1:30 (Fast)



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18km loop from Oki Street through Sandy Point. Starts with 3.5km alongside a gravel track up to the Oreti River track in Sandy Point. This track runs alongside the river for another 3km, and then turns into an unmarked track that takes you to the Power Boat Club and Sandy Point playground.

Here you will find another gravel road that follows the river and takes you to the entry of Rovers and Petrie's track. If you take left, you will go on Rovers track, which is just over 3kms and links to Petrie's track looping back to the entry. Petrie's track is around 1.8km. You get back to the start and head back to the playground. There you take left and followed the sealed road for about 500m till you see the mountain bike tracks on your left. There, you run towards the tracks' entry and you will find an unmarked track that runs alongside the mountain bike track's fence and turns into sand and then gravel track. This track goes for 1.5km till you hit Link Rd. Once you cross the road the track continues for another 3kms till Dunns road. When you get to Dunns rd, you turn left and you will be back on the track where you started.

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Features of interest

Oreti River and Sandy Point reserve

Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 0%

Easy Single Track: 77%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 20%

Sealed Road: 3%

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  • Access

    Oki Street is the last road before you arrive to Oreti Beach's main entrance. It is a gravel road and there is plenty space to park.

    No public transport available, Only 15 minutes drive from central Invercargill.

    10 km

    11 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the Capra app on your phone. View on Capra .

    Generally good.

    Windproof jacket, Cellphone, Map.


    Not major

  • Post run indulgence

    Cabbage Tree
    Dunns Rd

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