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Moana Meander, West Coast

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Moana MeanderBeginner

Submitted by Tony Sharpe

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West Coast


Urban fringe


Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


0:50 (Slow)
0:40 (Moderate)
0:30 (Fast)



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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!

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Features of interest

Stunning views across Lake Brunner. Awesome swingbridge

Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 65%

Sealed Road: 35%

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  • Access

    Start/finish on the road at the top of Moana "town"

    Ample options for parking

    36 km

    32 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Just follow the trails

    Perfect throughout.

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


    All year round

    Mind out on the railway line - use the overbridge

  • Post run indulgence

    Hotel Lake Brunner
    34 Ahau St
    Beer and food

    Stationhouse Cafe
    40 Koe St
    Lakeside location for a cuppa and a kai

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