Tuhawaiki (Jack’s ) Point Walk

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From the car park at the end of Scarborough Road, follow the signs for this walk.

You will have to cross over the train tracks to be able to walk along the coastline.

Once you’re on the other side of the tracks, the track meanders along the coast until you reach Ellis Road at the other end. While it is common to start the walk at Scarborough Road, it is also possible to start at Ellis Road and follow the reverse route.

About halfway through, you will reach the lighthouse. You will also come across a beautiful stone bench. This is a perfect place to stop and truly take in the beauty of the water. Listen to the sound of the waves and keep your eyes peeled for seals or even penguins, which have often been spotted along this walk.

The track does not run alongside the beach but is instead elevated above, overlooking the rocky beach. So, if there are any penguins on the beach, you will be able to observe them without scaring them off.

Once you’ve reached the end of the road, simply return the same way.

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: Timaru, South Island, New Zealand
  • Time needed: 1 hour walk
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Bikes allowed: Yes
  • Route: Return
  • Elevation: Unknown
  • Wet Feet: There is a stream to cross from Ellis Road to the track.
  • Toilets: Unknown
  • Dogs: Unknown
  • 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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