Last Updated: 10th May 2024

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Moana Meander

Greymouth, West Coast

Submitted by Tony Sharpe

Last Updated: 10th May 2024

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Grunt Factor: 5 ?

Gnarl Factor: 10 ?

5.5km

80m

80m

135m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Urban fringe

Combo

Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Beach

Riverside

Lakeside

Run Makeup

35%
65%

Sealed Road

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +3.4%

Average Downhill Gradient: -4.4%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

0:50

Slow

0:40

Moderate

0:30

Fast

This one is a great easy entry level trail. It is is a wonderful relaxed explore of what the hamlet of Moana has to offer.

Start off at the top end of Moana and follow Brownlee Drive into Korua. Before the road drops past the motorcamp pick up the Vlenski Walk as it heads into the bush and enjoy a short but very sweet foray into the incredible native forest that surrounds the township. Be sure to check out the lookout. Follow this short trail to its end down by the lake and hop onto the Rakaitane Walk.

Prepare for full pristine rainforest immersion as you cross the Arnold River on an awesome swingbridge. Compulsory photostop here. Head over the bridge, complete the nature trail loop and soak up all that West Coast goodness. When you loop back to the bridge head over to the west side of the lake for a check out of the beaches and settlement. More photostops! Return to your car via the lakefront and up the hill on the main highway. There's a footbridge over the railway line from the lakefront, don't miss this. If you want more km's just do the loop again!

Stunning views across Lake Brunner. Awesome swingbridge

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Ample options for parking

36 km

32 minutes

Yes

No

Easy.

Just follow the trails

Perfect throughout.

Short-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone, Map

BYO

All year round

Mind out on the railway line - use the overbridge

Hotel Lake Brunner
34 Ahau St
https://www.facebook.com/hotellakebrunnernz/
Beer and food

Stationhouse Cafe
40 Koe St
http://www.lakebrunner.net/
Lakeside location for a cuppa and a kai

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Mark De Goldi

Mark De Goldi

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Trail Reviews

Nice one Tony. My first time looking around Moana so a great way "to do the cat" !

Mike McManaway

December 8, 2021

My first trail complete. Great beginner track.

Stephanie Broomhall

January 10, 2021

I lived in Moana for 8 months including during the lockdown so this run became my main beat. It is always a nice run with varied terrain and views. I even managed to make it into an 8km run by adding some extra loops!

Vicky Youngman

January 3, 2021

Love the West Coast bush, such a nice run. Always amusing running over a swing bridge.

Sharon Sharpe

January 29, 2020

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