Event Information

Orokonui Challenge

Sunday 3 March 2019 at 08.00am

The Orokonui Challenge is an 18.5km race organised by Orokonui Ecosanctuary. All proceeds from the event will support our takahe and kaka conservation work.

The run is fantastic and beautiful all the way - it includes Orokonui’s protected forest, Orokonui estuary, Blueskin Bay and Doctors Point beach. Great views and great wildlife! Terrain varies from compacted gravel, grass, beach, asphalt and coarse gravel. The run includes 500-600m of climbing.


See map for more details.

Entry Form

Start & finish time


Water and First Aid






Course description

See Map Section for more details

The race

Starting outside the fence at the top of the Ecosanctuary, around the eastern side of Orokonui’s perimeter road, down the McKessar track, down Purakaunui Station Rd, along Osborne Rd, along Canoe beach (at low-mid tide) through the sea cave Doctors Point Beach, along Doctors Point Road, around the Opeke track, along Doctors Point Road, along Chelivode St to Orokonui Estuary Track, alongside the Orokonui stream, up through Orokonui Ecosanctuary’s Valley Track to finish at the top grassland.