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Garden Mounds Track

Intermediate

Trail

1.3 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 466' 142 m
Descent: -423' -129 m
High: 551' 168 m
Low: 94' 29 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 46% (25°)

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Trail shared by Kristen McGlynn

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A great day hike for those wanting to get a good taste of what Steward Island has to offer.

Kristen McGlynn

Features Birding · Views

Description

The Garden Mounds Track offers some unique panoramic forest views of the Oban area. The forests of Garden Mound were spared in the early milling that leveled much of the rest of the forest area, so visitors will be treated with a lovely native forest landscape with the opportunity to spot many birds in addition to the native trees and bush.

The start of the trail is steep and can be muddy and slick especially after recent rain. Do not be discourage by this rough start as the trail does lessen in grade and become a more enjoyable hike past the first half mile. After reaching the high point of the track, you'll start a gradual descent to connect to the Rakiura Track. A nice loop can be made by taking a right on the Rakiura Track to loop along Lee Bay if you don't want to do an out-and-back.

Flora & Fauna

Rimu, rata, miro, and many, many species of ferns and mosses.

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