Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Bragging About Horseshoe Point

Oban, Southland

Submitted by Sharon Sharpe

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 10 ?

Gnarl Factor: 33 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush



Run Makeup


Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +10.3%

Average Downhill Gradient: -10.3%


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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.

Stunning views, white sandy beaches, native bush

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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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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

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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Undulating track with some gorgeous views over the bays

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April 12, 2022

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