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Butterfly Creek

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A recommended walk

We walked through to the Butterfly creek picnic area via the Muratai track, and then back down to... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2019
Wellington, New Zealand
Great views

Lovely views en route, well marked track. Found the downhill hard on the knee joints and I’m... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 January 2019

We walked through to the Butterfly creek picnic area via the Muratai track, and then back down to Eastbourne via the Kowhai street track. All in all this took us about 2 and 1/2 hours solid walking. It is very up and down and by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JanLoads
Reviewed 30 December 2018

This is a nice walk up over the hill and down the other side into Butterfly Creek. The vegetation is lovely, but the birds were a bit limited.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hayers111
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely views en route, well marked track. Found the downhill hard on the knee joints and I’m reasonably fit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Camda
Reviewed 24 March 2016

If you want to do the entire track, you need to have a certain level of fitness, otherwise you will struggle. The track takes a bout three hours until you get to the Butterfly Creeks. The track is very beautiful and once is while you...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank rezasattarzadeh
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

On one of those hot days it was lovely to do this walk. We went in from Kowhai street so the first incline was steep but once you got over the ridge, the bush was lovely and cool. It drops down via a meandering track...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Ah62
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

One of favourite hikes in NZ. Such beautiful views around. Level medium. Pass through the forest or mountainside. Enjoy all the best smells of nature and forest. Such a magical place. Take a picnic for the creek and indulge being amongst the superb nature. Definitely...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We begin at the Bus Barn entrance near Eastbourne and take the steep path in, with fantastic views of the whole Wellington harbour from the east side, then the trail leads on and down to the Butterfly Creek trail. That trail is a different beautiful....More

Date of experience: February 2014
2  Thank TKNgaio
Reviewed 11 December 2013

It only takes minutes to get out from the city but the walking trails are quite extensive - if you have time, it is worth the effort but it actually takes longer than any map would suggest. A beautiful part of the city and the...More

Date of experience: December 2013
2  Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 23 May 2013

A gorgeous walk down to Butterfly Creek, it's a bit of a climb to the ridge but rewarded by a stunning view and followed by cool bush walk. Very peaceful, facilties available such as picnic tables and toilets.

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank Claire E
Reviewed 12 September 2012

This is such a nice walk to do in the summer. It takes a while to get to the creek, but it's a beautiful journey through the forest. At the creek there are picnic tables for sitting and lovely shade. The walk back rewards one...More

Date of experience: March 2012
1  Thank Resa57
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