We asked, you answered. Your Favourite NZ Running Tracks

We took to instagram to see where YOUR favourite running tracks are in our good old backyard! We chose a few from around NZ to give you some info on them and hopefully inspire you to get out there and get some km’s!

TAURANGA - Daisy Hardwick Walkway 
@caitlinbass_ suggested the Daisy Hardwick walkway located in sunny Tauranga. The total length of the loop is a decent 8.5km and follows the ocean for the entirety of the track. You’ll be running on water! Well over water anyway. For one of the legs you’ll find yourself with water to your left and right as you go over the bridge after Waihi Road. This track will keep things interesting as the track is a mixture of boardwalks, gravel and sealed footpath.

INVERCARGILL - Daffodil Bay Loop
@ruby.turner72 takes us down to the deep south with the Daffodil Bay Loop track at Sandy Point in Invercargill. Said to be one of Invercargill's hidden gems this 90min return track is perfect for a packed picnic. The track is located next to an estuary and provides some good vibe views as well as taking you through forest that combines Totara and Maitai. You can keep following this track to Hatch’s Hill where you can get 360 views of the bottom of the world (almost).

CHRISTCHURCH - Halswell Quarry
@olliieex hits home with our head office's hometown Halswell Quarry track here in the Garden City! This quarry has multiple walking tracks and one of the best is the track that provides panoramic views of the Southern Alps. The average walking time is around 40 minutes, a perfect way to finish your day! You can stick to the gravel path or head down into bush lands for some off road adventuring. These runways are dog friendly so keep an eye out for four legged friends running around. Bonus — there is sometimes an ice cream truck in the carpark, do the mahi and get the treats!

@reubencraw10 suggests the highest visible point in our capital city. From the top you can see the city, harbour, Hutt Valley, Tararua Ranges and even the top of the South Island! In this 4km loop there are plenty of formed pathways for you to run to the top to get a dose of that famous Wellington wind! Hold on to your hat as you go down the direct track to and from the summit which is 1.5km.


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