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Worth Trekking if Time Permits

Great walk for experienced & fit walkers - steep in many places and gravelly surface - slippery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penny D
Definitely a hike worth checking out!

This hike was great. It had plenty of ups and downs throughout the track to keep you mind always... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Safari498510
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walk for experienced & fit walkers - steep in many places and gravelly surface - slippery & care on descent required. Fantastic views of surrounding mountain range and Lake Hayes. Took around 2.5 hours but a worthwhile circuit. Not suitable for young children.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Penny D
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This hike was great. It had plenty of ups and downs throughout the track to keep you mind always entertained. There were many small offshoot trails that you could take as well. Also, if you want a daredevil experience, (don't) walk on the pipes over...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Safari498510
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank taktot
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Michelle D
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank iMunros
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank OldGoatsKnowBest
Reviewed 23 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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TheHighlander2015
Reviewed 17 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank momand
Reviewed 22 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank pspw1604
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.

Date of experience: January 2017
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