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Bragging About Horseshoe Point, Southland

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Submitted by Sharon Sharpe

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Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


1:30 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:30 (Fast)



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Nice short trail on Stewart Island for those that want something quick and very scenic. The trail goes through native bush, to secluded white sandy beaches and stunning coastal views. The track is well formed, in good condition and there are a lot of steps at Dead Mans Beach. If you want to make it longer, run from Oban and start the track from Braggs Bay.

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Features of interest

Stunning views, white sandy beaches, native bush

Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 50%

Easy Single Track: 50%

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  • Access

    Car park at Horseshoe Bay end.

    Car park at the start of trail at Horseshoe Bay. However, Stewart Island is small enough you can run from Oban, or even take a bike.

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  • Staying Safe


    Well marked trail.

    Generally good.

    Lightweight fleece top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries.

    None, take your own water.

    It's Stewart Island, and the weather can change very quickly, be prepared.

    As per seasonality issues

  • Post run indulgence

    South Sea Hotel
    26 Elgin Terrace, Oban, Stewart Island
    Best blue cod I have ever tasted!!! Just melts in your mouth.

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