Last Updated: 29th Apr 2024


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Monro Beach Track

Haast, West Coast

Submitted by Malcolm Law

Last Updated: 29th Apr 2024


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Grunt Factor: 6 ?

Gnarl Factor: 14 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Totally/mostly flat

Native bush


Run Makeup


Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +6.3%

Average Downhill Gradient: -6.3%


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From the car park there's a short section of single track that crosses a stream on a swing bridge and shortly after joins a 4WD track. Turn right, follow this for a few hundred metres and then branch off again following the signed single track trail through gorgeous bush all the way to the beach. Take time to explore this stunning west coast stretch of sand and rocks before retracing your steps back to the car park.

Beautiful coastal rainforest and an opportunity to see Fiordland crested penguins (if you time it right!)

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The car park is signposted off the main road, down a short gravel road. Room for around 8 vehicles. Toilet available.

33 km

26 minutes





Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit

None available

Well made track good all year round, although this is the West Coast so expect puddles!

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Trail Reviews

This is a stunning trail, old forest with plenty of bird life and a beautiful beach at the end. This would have to be one of the best trails I have done

Jo Drenth

March 28, 2023

Possibly the best sub 5k trail I’ve run yet. Lush forest, moss covered trees, birds galore and a tannin coloured stream flowing all the way down to a stunning wild secluded beach. Very special.

John OConnell

December 22, 2020

Wow, wow, wow! This short trail has it all. And then that beach is just stunning!!! Unfortunately can't linger for too long on the beach, the sandflies live in hoards here!! (Think we did well to stay for about 15-20 minutes)

Sharon Sharpe

January 29, 2020

This trail is a stunner. So good in the forest, pristine to the highest order. Then that beach...and the natives who make you linger not too long. 5 stars for all the family

Tony Sharpe

January 21, 2020

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