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Undulating, small hills only
Native bushPlantation/exotic forestBeachCoastal
Trails open year round unless extreme fire danger.
This one is a little different. While we have provided a map of one possible run, the Milnthorp Reserve has a labyrinth of named trails criss-crossing the whole area of mixed old man pine, gum and native bush and you can spend a good few hours running around the many trails in the bush occasionally popping out onto the lovely Milnthorp beach or the blue clear waters of the Parapara Estaury. Run any 10k route on these trails to earn your 59 Wild Explorer Pts.
There are maps available at the carparks - grab one and get lost ..oh and look out for artwork in amongst the trees.
Features of interest
Keep an eye out for artwork in the reserve and Royal Spoonbills in the estaury.
Make Up of Run
Easy Single Track: 90%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 10%
This trail network can be accessed from either a small Carpark on Highway 60 Takaka Collingwood road or from the village of Milnthorp.
There's ample parking in the carpark on Highway 60 or on the sea front in Milnthorp.
It's a maze of trails but there are maps available at the carparks or just run around getting lost. It is safe though as it's not a huge area and is hemmed in by the sea on two sides and road on the rest.
Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone, Map.
No water - bring your own with you.
Pretty sheltered in amongst the trees bring towel for post run swim the sea is crystal clear.
Post run indulgence
5 km before Milnthorp
Legendary Golden Bay eating drinking establishment try the Manuka Beer
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