Chris and Jim's Excellent Makara Beach - Owhiro Bay Epic

Distance

21.97

miles

Run

CLIMB
2392127 ft

Begins in:
Wellington, New Zealand
Created By:
evemcm
Description:
This is a demanding 8 - 10 hour walk-run route around the coast from Makara Beach to the Owhiro Bay quarry on Wellington&#039;s South Coast. It follows the coastline all the way apart from a farm track on the headland between Te Ikaamara and Ohau Bay. <br> <br> You need to be prepared to get wet at a number of locations where the beach disappears around rocky headlands. Pick your day when the sea is flat, otherwise you could end up tossed around in the surf and up against the rocks. <br> <br> In one location you have to abseil down a rock face on a rope that has been installed (test it first!) and don&#039;t get between the bull seals that frequent the area and the sea. <br> <br> Once you get past Oteranga Bay where the Cook Strait cable terminates, you pick up the track around past Karori Light and Red Rocks to Owhiro Bay. <br> <br> Most of the route north of Oteranga Bay is over boulders and driftwood, none of it easy going. <br> <br> You can get 027 mobile reception most of the way, but not 021. <br> <br> Take lots of water, energy food and survival gear if the weather changes.. this is not a Sunday stroll!
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Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat hc 3.17 mi/6.09 mi 2.92 mi -12450 ft/345 ft 83.0%
Cat hc 8.89 mi/12.86 mi 3.98 mi -11648 ft/253 ft 56.7%
Cat hc 18.89 mi/24.48 mi 5.59 mi -27723 ft/-160 ft 93.3%
Cat False 37.28 mi/51.27 mi 13.98 mi -65546 ft/385 ft 89.3%
Cat hc 52.57 mi/53.69 mi 1.12 mi -1729 ft/534 ft 38.3%
Cat hc 54.87 mi/55.99 mi 1.12 mi -2699 ft/227 ft 49.6%
Cat hc 58.97 mi/62.27 mi 3.29 mi -13549 ft/307 ft 79.7%
Cat hc 70.16 mi/76.62 mi 6.46 mi -31654 ft/95 ft 93.0%
Cat hc 80.16 mi/83.39 mi 3.23 mi -16044 ft/-944 ft 88.5%
Cat False 92.28 mi/101.29 mi 9.01 mi -46030 ft/-582 ft 95.5%
Cat hc 103.28 mi/105.14 mi 1.86 mi -9225 ft/-993 ft 83.6%
Cat hc 109.43 mi/113.66 mi 4.23 mi -21292 ft/-773 ft 92.0%
Cat hc 131.43 mi/137.71 mi 6.28 mi -92575 ft/-61228 ft 94.6%
Cat False 146.65 mi/166.35 mi 19.70 mi -106486 ft/-4421 ft 98.1%
Cat hc 173.06 mi/178.22 mi 5.16 mi -37857 ft/-12412 ft 93.4%
Cat hc 196.49 mi/198.36 mi 1.86 mi -106623 ft/-98339 ft 84.2%
Cat hc 199.91 mi/204.51 mi 4.60 mi -104887 ft/-82327 ft 92.9%
Cat False 206.00 mi/223.09 mi 17.09 mi -88366 ft/-155 ft 97.8%
Cat hc 228.12 mi/234.83 mi 6.71 mi -24989 ft/147 ft 70.9%
Cat hc 237.38 mi/239.55 mi 2.17 mi -10425 ft/-992 ft 82.1%
Cat hc 242.66 mi/245.71 mi 3.04 mi -15333 ft/-899 ft 89.8%
Cat False 259.19 mi/272.68 mi 13.48 mi -69853 ft/-553 ft 97.3%
Cat False 293.12 mi/313.50 mi 20.38 mi -106565 ft/-881 ft 98.2%
Cat False 333.89 mi/354.27 mi 20.38 mi -106548 ft/-943 ft 98.1%
Cat False 373.10 mi/390.31 mi 17.21 mi -90210 ft/-990 ft 98.2%
Cat hc 393.73 mi/397.08 mi 3.36 mi -16824 ft/-951 ft 89.6%
Cat hc 399.01 mi/401.06 mi 2.05 mi -9229 ft/-424 ft 81.3%
Cat False 419.21 mi/437.35 mi 18.15 mi -94378 ft/-636 ft 97.8%
Cat hc 440.58 mi/443.56 mi 2.98 mi -15878 ft/-2204 ft 86.8%
Cat False 465.31 mi/476.81 mi 11.50 mi -106641 ft/-48008 ft 96.6%
Cat hc 488.24 mi/493.46 mi 5.22 mi -106581 ft/-80815 ft 93.5%
Cat False 498.75 mi/505.77 mi 7.02 mi -106625 ft/-71500 ft 94.7%
Cat False 512.85 mi/524.22 mi 11.37 mi -106892 ft/-48667 ft 97.0%
Cat hc 529.13 mi/531.18 mi 2.05 mi -72622 ft/-63702 ft 82.4%
Cat hc 540.44 mi/547.34 mi 6.90 mi -106808 ft/-73749 ft 90.8%
Cat hc 553.87 mi/555.11 mi 1.24 mi -106687 ft/-102081 ft 70.2%
Cat False 556.48 mi/568.78 mi 12.30 mi -107386 ft/-44112 ft 97.4%
Cat False 581.02 mi/597.92 mi 16.90 mi -106716 ft/-27473 ft 88.8%
Cat False 613.27 mi/633.66 mi 20.38 mi -106563 ft/-868 ft 98.2%
Cat False 645.21 mi/658.26 mi 13.05 mi -59965 ft/-43 ft 87.0%
Cat hc 659.51 mi/660.56 mi 1.06 mi -3939 ft/-1020 ft 52.3%
Cat hc 664.35 mi/667.83 mi 3.48 mi -19574 ft/-3182 ft 89.2%
Cat False 687.72 mi/697.41 mi 9.69 mi -106041 ft/-56580 ft 96.6%
Cat hc 700.02 mi/701.95 mi 1.93 mi -68097 ft/-59664 ft 82.9%
Cat hc 711.21 mi/716.74 mi 5.53 mi -106638 ft/-79419 ft 93.2%
Cat False 722.70 mi/743.09 mi 20.38 mi -106622 ft/-1063 ft 98.1%
Cat hc 745.82 mi/747.13 mi 1.30 mi -7346 ft/-2114 ft 75.9%
Cat hc 748.68 mi/750.48 mi 1.80 mi -8811 ft/-767 ft 84.5%
Cat hc 751.72 mi/752.97 mi 1.24 mi -5506 ft/-806 ft 71.6%
Cat hc 754.64 mi/756.38 mi 1.74 mi -8201 ft/-777 ft 80.8%
Cat hc 765.95 mi/770.49 mi 4.54 mi -49728 ft/-37512 ft 51.0%
Cat False 778.88 mi/788.95 mi 10.07 mi -80100 ft/-29055 ft 96.0%
Cat False 793.30 mi/802.93 mi 9.63 mi -49960 ft/-989 ft 96.3%
Cat False 818.15 mi/833.44 mi 15.29 mi -79670 ft/-953 ft 97.5%
Cat hc 839.72 mi/845.74 mi 6.03 mi -31904 ft/-1756 ft 94.7%
Cat hc 850.34 mi/855.00 mi 4.66 mi -23878 ft/-1012 ft 92.9%
Cat False 876.07 mi/889.86 mi 13.80 mi -103893 ft/-35445 ft 94.0%
Cat hc 897.69 mi/898.94 mi 1.24 mi -75193 ft/-70758 ft 67.6%
Cat False 906.08 mi/926.59 mi 20.51 mi -106811 ft/-741 ft 98.0%
Cat hc 928.21 mi/929.88 mi 1.68 mi -7946 ft/-820 ft 80.4%
Cat False 950.39 mi/970.90 mi 20.51 mi -107285 ft/-156 ft 98.9%

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