To start at the northern end, take the Main North Road north out of Geraldine (SH79), cross Orari Bridge and veer right (still on SH79). About 100 metres after the corner, take the very sharp right hand track that doubles back towards the bridge and park by the river. Alternatively, take Bennett Road east off SH79, about 1 km north of the outskirts of Geraldine and go to the very end (ca. 500 metres after crossroads with Orari Back Road). Access the track straight on from the end of the road.
A gravel cycle and walking track that runs down both sides of the Orari River, and thus provides the opportunity for a long loop walk. On the west bank, too, there are plenty of deviations and loops, so that you can construct your own route. Like most riverside trails in New Zealand, somer of it is scrubby and often there are sections that have been damaged by recent floods - and others that the loons and hoons have despoiled. But for locals and visitors alike, it's a good workaday track for exercising both owner and dog. (Not to be confused with the Orari Gorge walk which is non-dog).
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