Waimate Hill Walks

Waimate offers some excellent hill walks to get the heart pounding and blood pumping. The Whitehorse Walkway and Mt Nimrod Reserve offer great views and a great work-out!

Whitehorse Link Track

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Duration of walk: 40 minutes return
Start location: Whitehorse Monument car park, Centrewood Park Road

Key Highlights:

  • Magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean, Waimate township and Waitaki Valley
  • Native Bush
  • Wildlife including wallabies can be seen at dawn or dusk

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Whitehorse Walkway

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Currently closed due to fallen trees and logging

Duration of walk: 2 hours return
Start location: Car park at the top of Point Bush Road

Key Highlights:

  • Track takes you up to the Whitehorse monument
  • Magnificent views of the Waimate township
  • Wildlife including wallabies which may be seen at dawn or dusk

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Mt Nimrod Reserve

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Duration of walk: 3 to 4 hours
Start Location: Mt Nimrod Road off Back Line Road, 32 km south west of Timaru

Key Highlights:

  • A demanding circular track
  • Magnificent views of the valley and spectacular Nimrod Falls
  • DOC Campsite and picnic area at start of track

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