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Bush Creek Trail

Butlers Green, Arrowtown, New Zealand
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Beautiful in summer

We went on this walk after having lunch in the town. It was absolutely beautiful with all the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shannon P
via mobile
Great walk close to town

A fairly gentle climb up through the valley behind Arrowtown. Diverse flora and great views. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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This is a new walking track for medium to fit walkers. It takes you through native forests, similar to the Routeburn track. There is a stream running throughout and it's beautiful. It is still in the making but the track well formed as far as it goes. Takes about 1-2 hours return. One of the best around and easy access.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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Butlers Green, Arrowtown, New Zealand
Butlers Green, Arrowtown, New Zealand

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on this walk after having lunch in the town. It was absolutely beautiful with all the native flowers and mossy creek. Some steep uphill bits and we only went to the waterfall, but a great walk for reasonably fit people.

Thank Shannon P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fairly gentle climb up through the valley behind Arrowtown. Diverse flora and great views. There are creek crossings which can be hard to cross after rain.

Thank MitcheyBabes
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

The old path has been extended to double the length but does not allow a loop walk. Allow up to 2 hours for the return trip which climbs up through the wooded gully stream and rises above the tree line around the half way point....More

Thank Adventurer62
Reviewed 24 November 2017

A nice little bush walk for those looking to get away from town, but not for long and without needed specialist gear nor expending too much energy. MAkes you feel like you have done something beofre heading off to brund.

Thank TheHighlander2015
Reviewed 24 August 2017

yes you can see people doing this as you walk through the native woodland beside the creek and also catch glimpses of local birds flitting through the trees not warm in winter as the valley is quite deep and sun deprived and expect to see...More

Thank chris c
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Took a walk down the Queenstown trail following the river. We walked past one bridge and crossed the other to loop back into town. Nice leisurely trail which wasn't too difficult to traverse. The bridge crossing was quite nice on either end. It took about...More

Thank Acineto
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Not a very long walk but very pleasant and not far from the town. I had excellent weather and loved this short walk beside the creek under the trees. I think these are not native trees, most seem to be european.

Thank yorick2
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My family and I visited arrow town and casually walked a portion of this trail, absolutely beautiful day with breeze blowing through the trees and the sun shining. I'm always blown away at how clear and beautiful streams and rivers are in New Zealand. This...More

Thank Meeshko
Reviewed 3 January 2016

I did this walk with my wife and my dad who is in his 60s. It is an excellent walk lovely views at the end. It undulates through the valley and there are some shallow creek crossings. It took us about 3.5 hours return. Eating...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 7 December 2015

I walked along part of the Bush Creek Trail as part of a loop with the Sawpit Gully Track. The Bush Creek portion was easily walkable without hiking gear and would be a peaceful, shady walk suitable for families.

Thank J L
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