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The Sawpit Gully Track

Arrowtown, New Zealand
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Amazing Walk

The Sawpit Gully walk is unique as it encompasses a diverse range of terrain, flora and fauna for a... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
taktot
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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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Sawpit gulley track

Beautiful views but signage bad. Got so lost as we ended up taking an animal track. Took another 3... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Michelle D
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“big hill” (3 reviews)
“beech forest” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The Sawpit Gully walk is unique as it encompasses a diverse range of terrain, flora and fauna for a relatively short track. Regardless of whether you attack it clockwise or anticlockwise it contains some challenging climbs. Clockwise and 90% of your hard work is done...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Beautiful views but signage bad. Got so lost as we ended up taking an animal track. Took another 3 hours to find our way back. Maybe doing it anticlockwise would be a better option.

Thank Michelle D
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We had decided to visit Arrowtown, not realising that there were so many walks in the vicinity. Hadn’t done our homework! Anyway, we decided on the Sawpit Gully Track on the basis that it was the right kind of length - 2-3 hours. It was...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

If you have checked out the museum and gained a bit of a background of the area, this would be the track to try if you are not here for a bit of time. You'll get a taste of everything - even some authentic miner's...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

I like to do this loop starting on the same track as Big Hill and Bush Creek, they all share the same track at the start. After a seriously big climb out of Arrowtown - maybe 20-30 minutes, you are affored great views of the...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Was looking for a heart pounding uphill walk and this trail provided it. I found the trail poorly marked with lots of trails going off so managed to end up after 90 minutes having run out of Trail and looking at having to cross the...More

Thank momand
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Go anti-clockwise and you will have the treat of downhill steps at the end, I was glad I dind't have to go up those! The walk was honsestly one of my favorite walks I've done. We went in the winter and the frost was fresh...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

You need a reasonable level of fitness. When you are on the trail you feel like you are in the middle of no where. Its beautiful and serene. Worth getting away from the very touristy part of central Arrowtown and getting up in the hills.

1  Thank DougieQT
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

This walk can vary according to how long and how far you want to go.Starts at the bottom of the Main Street and for a while goes along the river, then follows hills and gullies. There are some steep areas and a few rough stairs...More

Thank janc172
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Snowberries, gooseberries, wild strawberries, blackberries - in the right season (Autumn) you can find all four on this handy-to-Arrowtown loop track that takes in bush and stream, tussock and bluff, scrub and river valley, and even a ruined historic miner's hut. 2-3 hours should see...More

Thank Rakhan
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