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No More Beersies

St. Arnaud, Tasman

Submitted by Matt Doherty

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Grunt Factor: 17 ?

Gnarl Factor: 29 ?

12.0km

370m

370m

872m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Combo

Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Run Makeup

60%
20%
20%

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +7.7%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.3%

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Estimated Times to Run

1:40

Slow

1:10

Moderate

0:50

Fast

No More Beersies - Teetotal Flats Recreation Area.
This network of tracks is open to walkers, runners, mountain bikers, hunters etc. Nice mix of river flats & native bush, easy climbs and rocky descents.
The route is a clockwise loop using the Skating Pond, Kaka, Sidewinder, Flying Moa, Big Bush, Rocky Horror & Skating Pond trails
From the campsite enter the marked trail after checking the big map at the trail head. All track junctions are well marked.

Pick up the Skating pond loop (you want to be on the hill side not the river side of this looping track) and follow on the cruisy river flats to the Kaka junction.
Turn right and briefly follow Kaka until you hit Sidewinder where you turn left.
Follow Sidewinder to the intersection with Flying Moa. Turn right here & follow Flying Moa to the top of the hill.
At the top of the hill turn right again and follow Big Bush as it undulates for a couple of kms.
Ignore the Duck Down Track to your left, continue on & then head down Rocky Horror for the highlight of the run. This is a moderately steep gully with lots of loose rock and a few slick clay sections, before easing back to the river flats and back to the Skating Pond Loop where you turn left & head back to the start.

There is an ice skating pond if you are here in the winter

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Parking at the DOC site at the start

2 km

2 minutes

Yes

No

Easy.

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Very patchy.

Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

Water at the start although it does say to boil for 3 mins!

We arrived shortly after cyclone Gita had been around which meant no mountain biking due to lots of wind damaged trees plus the trails being way to wet to ride.
I have guessed at the expected normal run times due to the difficult conditions when running. There were around 20 trees blocking tracks, ankle deep mud in some spots and knee deep water in others. It took me 1.37 hrs where I would expect just over an hour under normal conditions. Probably why It was still the best run I'd done in a while :)

Mountain bikers, hunters.

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Trail Reviews

What a great route! Lovely combo of open grassy stuff & beaut beech forest, mellow & gnarly trail. Trail markings/junctions a little vague in a couple of places but the RunHunters app was really useful for staying on the right path. A wee gem, recommended.

Malcolm Law

November 19, 2020

A lot easier to follow the track than I thought it was going to be. Was well signposted and no bikers to be seen while I was there. A mix of open grassland and bush.

Sam Mowat

January 17, 2020

I did this run just after Gita had been through so have had to estimate the running times due to the abnormal track condions. Lots of trees down, lots of mud, and thigh deep water in some places. The Rocky Horror downhill is a (suicidally slippery) gem. Am looking forwards to returning next summer, will take the bike too.

Matt Doherty

April 17, 2018

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