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Ribbonwood Track Walk

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From the car park, walk uphill on Tripp Street and continue straight past Davies Street. You will now be on a gravel road.

It is a steep climb to the top of the track. Along the way, you can enjoy paddocks to the lefts and bush and mountains to the right. Before you reach the top, you will come across an alternate track about halfway up. Following this track back to Pye Road makes for a shorter walk. 

Continue straight past this alternate track to the top, at Ribbonwood Rd. There is a rewarding view over the plains below from here.

There is a new housing estate on this road, so the houses and their gardens are a lovely sight to take in. Head left on Ribbonwood Rd and stop at the lookout point halfway through. At the end of the road, turn left onto Pye Rd, continue on to Davies Street until you are back where you started. 

This walk is a shorter version of the Ribbonwood Road Circuit. For the Circuit, instead of turning left at Ribbonwood Rd, head right. Then make a left at Sharrat Rd and another left at the first intersection. Follow the only road until you are back on Pye and Davies.

Quick Facts

        • Location: Geraldine, South Island, New Zealand
        • Time needed: 1 hour walk
        • Distance: 4.5 km
        • Difficulty: Medium
        • Bikes allowed: Yes
        • Route: Loop
        • Elevation: Unknown (steep climb)
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: There are toilets at the start of the walk.
        • Dogs: Yes, on a leash
        • Mobile Coverage: Yes, very good
        • Last Updated: June, 2020
  • Track Highlights

    This track offers views from the top of the plains and the mountains.

  • Track Quality

    The track is steep and becomes narrower as you ascend. It is made of roads and well-gravelled track.

  • Hazards

    Traffic along road parts

  • Transport


  • Water

    Drinking water is available in Geraldine, though not along the track.

  • Driving Instructions

    Geraldine is located on SH79, 30 minutes north of Timaru. From SH79, turn onto Tripp St. Continue straight until you reach the car park on the right. If you make it to Davies St, you have gone too far.

  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    There are shops and restaurants in Geraldine.

  • Area & Track History

    In the 1800s, Geraldine’s main sources of commerce were for timber milling and the numerous sheep runs in the area. These sources contributed to the town’s growth.

  • Camping & huts on or near the walk

    No camping on this walk

Map of Ribbonwood Track Walk

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