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South Mavora Lake to Kiwiburn Swingbridge, Southland

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South Mavora Lake to Kiwiburn SwingbridgeBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Penny Smale

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Front country - easily accessible

Point to Point (one way)

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush
Open tussock/grasslands

Beginner - Intermediate

1:30 (Slow)
0:55 (Moderate)
0:40 (Fast)



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Part of the Te Araraoa, this track follows the true right of the Mararoa River from a swingbridge at the outlet of South Mavora Lake to the swingbridge at the start of the kiwiburn hut track. This is mainly a flat forest track with some small ups & downs, streams, muddy sections, roots and fallen trees - all of which are easy to navigate. This trail could be nicely combined with the South Mavora Lake Trail as a longer point to point or out and back.

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Features of interest

Beautiful beech forest track, Mararoa river, swing bridges.

Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 5%

Easy Single Track: 95%

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  • Access

    This track can be run from either end. Start point from the south is the Kiwiburn carpark (approximately 25kms of gravel driving along the Mavora Lakes rd). Alternative (northern) start is at the outlet of South Mavora Lake swingbridge - note there is limited parking at this point.

    Lots of parking at the Kiwiburn carpark but limited at the south Mavora Lake swingbridge.

    50 km

    54 minutes



  • Staying Safe



    Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    Small streams and access points to Mararoa river

    Muddy after rain

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