Otipua Creek

Walking & Off-road Cycling

Locality Timaru South, Map No. 9, Time 30 minutes

Start on Coonoor Road, across the road from the No.6 Saltwater Creek/ Coonoor Road walk. This walk follows Saltwater Creek to link up with No.5 Centennial Park walk.

This is a well made track that is suitable for cycles as well as walkers. Paddocks on both sides of the river provide interest with farm animals and aquatic birds

The track passes the bottom edge of the TBHS sports fields. After school sports practices and Saturday competitions provide an interest at this point. The track continues north to arrive at the BMX track at the start of Centennial Park.

Extensive native plantings have been made as part of the development of this track.


  • Carex secta, a native sedge has been planted on the river banks.
  • Birdlife includes, fantails (piwakawaka), black scaup, mallard ducks.

Last updated: 16 Sep 2021