Saltwater Creek Walk

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From King Street beside the bridge, you will find a track along the north side of the river.

Follow the track that leads inland. The track meanders its way around Saltwater Creek towards Coonoor Road. 

Looking towards the creek, you will be able to see mountains in the distance. On the other hand, by turning away from the stream (to your right), you will see farmland with a variety of animals.

About halfway through the walk, the track connects with Mowbray Street and, further, with St George Street. These intersections allow the track length to be modified based on people’s time and needs. Starting from or stopping at either of these intersections is a shorter walk. 

Continue on the track to Coonoor Road, where you will be rewarded with a historic stone bridge.

For a longer walk, return the same way and cross King Street to complete the Wetlands walk on the other side.

All along this walk (and the Wetlands walk) you will be able to witness the new native plantings that are the work of volunteers. The vegetation also makes for the perfect home for a variety of birds.

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: Timaru, South Island, New Zealand
  • Time needed: 40 minute walk
  • Distance: 2.5-3 km
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Bikes allowed: Unknown
  • Route: One way
  • Elevation: None
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: No
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes, very good
  • Last Updated: June, 2020

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We’ve partnered with Macpac outdoor walking & hiking gear to bring you the very best products designed exclusively for our New Zealand climate. They’ll ship for FREE within NZ on orders over $100 (if under $100 it’s only $5). Worldwide international shipping is available except to the USA. Bulky orders will be $20.

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