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Arcus Loop Track, Wellington

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Arcus Loop TrackBeginner

Submitted by Kirstine Collins

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Trail Information

4.00km

145m

145m

 

Wellington

Otaki

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Riverside
Open tussock/grasslands

Beginner

0:45 (Slow)
0:25 (Moderate)
0:15 (Fast)

-10.8%

+9.3%

April 2021: current access is via a temporary alternative route - see here for details. Please email us with any updates that you become aware of.

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Description

April 2021: current access is via a temporary alternative route - see here for details. Please email us with any updates that you become aware of.

Great fast run on good condition singletrack. Starting at the overnight carpark take the track through the bush to Boielle Flat. Cross the Waiotauru River footbridge and keep left at the junction to climb onto the river terraces. Follow the signs for Arcus loop.

The track goes along the river terraces before dropping towards Waiotauru River. It turns right again and stays high above the river before dropping to some grassy flats and back to the footbridge. Follow the track back to the carpark.


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Features of interest

Views of the Waiotaura River and Otaki River


Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 100%


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  • Access

    2 km South of Otaki turn left onto Otaki Gorge Road and follow for 16 km to Otaki Forks. Park at the Overnight Parking location.

    Large carpark with toilets

    18 km

    31 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Clear signage and obvious track

    Non-existent.

    Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit.

    Water at Waiotauru River

    Nil

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