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Tihaka Beach Track, Southland

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Tihaka Beach TrackBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Corey Woodward

Info Info

Trail Information

13.00km

255m

255m

 

Southland

Riverton

Front country - easily accessible

Point to Point (one way)

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Beach
Coastal
Open farmlands

Beginner - Intermediate

2:45 (Slow)
2:00 (Moderate)
1:15 (Fast)

-6.8%

+2.0%

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Description

This awesome run forms part of the Te Araroa Walkway and traverses the Tihaka Beach (not exactly runnable) before entering private farmland, coastal reserves and then native bush before emerging at the top of Mores Reserve with fantastic views across Riverton, surrounding districts, and all the way across to Invercargill and Bluff away in the distance. The trail is marked with orange markers and only in a couple of places do you need to double check you're on the right track.


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Features of interest

Rare birds nest on Tihaka Beach, watch for nests and mind the territorial bird live.


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 40%

Moderate Single Track: 15%

Easy Single Track: 15%

Gravel Road: 15%

Sealed Road: 15%


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  • Access

    Drive to (or get dropped at) Colac Bay Foreshore Road. You'll need to enter the Colac Bay township via Colac Bay Road as the Foreshore road has been closed to vehicle traffic due to erosion.

    If you're planning on doing this as an out and back then either end is likely fine to leave your vehicle. Riverton has more people coming and going and you can park across from the Fire Station. Colac Bay has plenty of surfers. No public transport available.

    13 km

    11 minutes

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  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Fairly easy to navigate

    Very patchy.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone, Map.

    No water available, carry sufficient.

    Parts of the trail could be very muddy after rain. Be sensible around stock, particularly around lambing (spring).

    Wet rocks during high tide can be slippery, there appears to be high tide options so we don't need to get wet.

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