3.34km one way or 6.7km return
Easy (Grade 2)
Starting from the Rotary carpark at the western end of the Old Lower Shotover Bridge. The track climbs gently up over the Arrow irrigation pipeline, and follows a high terrace along the true left of the Shotover River, with great views back towards the old bridge with the Remarkables as a backdrop.
The trail skirts around bluffs and drops back towards the Tucker Beach Wildlife Management Reserve with Coronet Peak looming into view across the river flats. The reserve is home to a number of rare birds including the Banded Dotterel and Black-fronted Tern, and is subject to an ecological restoration project.
As the trail reaches the DoC carpark, a short steep climb leads up to Tucker Beach Road which you can take back to the old bridge – or turn around and take the trail back the way you came.