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Bush Creek Trail

Butlers Green, Arrowtown, New Zealand
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gold panning

yes you can see people doing this as you walk through the native woodland beside the creek and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
chris c
Riverside Walk

Took a walk down the Queenstown trail following the river. We walked past one bridge and crossed... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
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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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“short walk” (2 reviews)
“leisurely” (2 reviews)
“flat” (2 reviews)
Butlers Green, Arrowtown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 6 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
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Very picturesque trail along side the creek, although somewhat slippery underfoot with ice. Great isicles on the stream bank!

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Love this walk, esp in summer as your in the shade, walking through forest for the majority of it. It's a good walk, steep in places but beautiful, esp when you reach the top and look out over the Wakatip basin. My grandchildren have walked...More

1  Thank Jidekada
Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

We went to this trail from behind the little town. It was so pretty with lots of beautiful trees and views. Lots of walkers and dogs. We went along until the first bridge. It was so cool and refreshing and peaceful.

Thank seema60
Reviewed 9 August 2014

A great character walk that takes you along the Arrow River, adjacent to the Bush Creek, through native forests, tussock fields and ends with a beautiful view of Dalefield. The fully extended trail takes about two hours and is definitely worth a try.

Thank Kimcarp
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