Central South Trail

Putting your heart in the country side.

Walk, run, or bike this new track from Washdyke, through to Pleasant Point!

An easy Grade 1 trail for all ages (however it is located next to State Highway 8, so the littles ones should have a cycle buddy).

It's about 12.5km long, you can start at Sir Arthur Basil Park in Washdyke, or start in Pleasant Point.

It's dog friendly 🐾

The Central South Trail Cycle Trail is Rural New Zealand Countryside at its best – from stunning lakes and rivers, majestic countryside of Mackenzie and down eventually to one of New Zealand’s most beautiful Bays – Caroline Bay of Timaru. Suitable for all ages, the 3 section cycle trail is an easy to intermediate grade – and will link Timaru to Pleasant Point, Pleasant Point to Fairlie, and finally Fairlie to Tekapo. Linking with the Alps 2 Ocean trail and other trails along the way.

For more info on the Central South Trail, check out the Central South Trail website


Bike hire

You can hire bikes while you’re here from the following:

Wanting more trails? Check out the Timaru District Council website for more!

Try out the Timaru Trails App to locate more biking and walking tracks, plus self-guided tours of heritage sites, eateries and street art.