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Tobins Track

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Address: Ford Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
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Gradual incline, great walk, great views of Arrowtown.

Although the locals may walk it in an hour, there and back, we took our time and climbed to the top in 45+ minutes. Our guide map told us there was a steep downhill "sheep" trail... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
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Grafton, Canada

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Grafton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Although the locals may walk it in an hour, there and back, we took our time and climbed to the top in 45+ minutes. Our guide map told us there was a steep downhill "sheep" trail behind the bench at the top of the hill. We chose to take it down for an adventure. Although it was steep, rocky and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I've been wanting to walk here for a very long time and a friend took me up there. Easy when you park the car closeby. It's a gradual climb but great to get the heart pumping. Not too steep but a good solid walk to the top and amazing views over the Wakatipu basin and beyond.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Arrowtown has many easy hikes or walks you can do. We decided to hike the track called Tobin’s track. It is an easy uphill hike, which takes about 1 hour to get to the top. But once up there, you really get unsurpassed views of Arrowtown and the surrounding mountains. From here, we could also see Lake Wakatipu from a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

You walk for 35 minutes solidly uphill - same gradient but manageable. At the top is a great viewpoint and then of course, it is a solid downhill. I love mountain biking but I don't think I would want to tackle this to ride unless I had good legs that day! Sheltered so despite the icy frost down at the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

It is not an easy hike since most of it is an uphill climb. Also if you are doing it on a hot sunny day, be prepared! Definitely take a big bottle of water with you. Views are good but I think you could get similar views if you are driving from wanaka to queenstown through cardrona.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Decided the family needed a bit of rigorous after a week of holidaying with another week to go, so I chose Tobins Track to tackle. Definitely an uphill trek the whole way but you are so rewarded with the views along the way and at the top. My girls (11 & 13yrs) managed the walk although there were a few... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Like most walks in NZ if they are not on the flat then they can be quite strenuous for those not use to it. This is a good walk for those who would like to do a NZ short track. It starts off easy by the river and then climbs steadily but you are rewarded with great views. Like most... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Nice gentle climb summits at a vista point that is worth seeing on a clear day. Not technical. Smooth surface.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Pretty long hike and compared with Queenstown Hill, the juice was not worth the squeeze. I liked the river at the start of the trail better.

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Geraldine, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is a very steep climb to get to the views. Not to be tackled unless you are sue you can handle the steep incline. The track is also used by 4 wheel drive vehicles, so keep your wits about you.

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