Otipua Creek Walk

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The start of the walk is on Coonoor Road and heads into Centennial Park.

This walk meanders on the banks of Saltwater creek until joining with Quarry Road and the Centennial Park walkway. This is where the walk ends. 

The walk is technically one way but, as it is short, it is easy to return the same way. Alternatively, you can arrange pick up on the other side or extend your walk with the Centennial Park walkway.

This is also a popular track with cyclists and dog walkers.  

On either side of the river, you will see paddocks with different farm animals and aquatic birds. The paddocks will have horses, chickens, pigs, llamas/alpacas, goats, donkeys and many more. 

Birdlife along this walk includes fantails (piwakawaka), black scaup, and mallard ducks.

About halfway through the walk, you will pass a school park and TBHS sports fields. You may be able to witness a sports competition as you make your way along this part of the track. 

This track has been developed with native plantings, such as cared secta on the river banks. The water in the creek is also being carefully managed due to issues with weeds, water quality and flow levels.

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: Timaru, South Island, New Zealand
  • Time needed: 30 minute walk
  • Distance: 2 km
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Bikes allowed: Yes
  • Route: One way
  • Elevation: Unknown
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: No
  • Dogs: Yes, on a leash
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes, very good
  • Last Updated: June, 2020

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