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“A great escape from the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Butterfly Creek

Butterfly Creek
Sydney, Australia
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5,031 reviews
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“A great escape from the city”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 drive, views and walks are worth the effort

Visited December 2013
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited May 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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“Beautiful walk”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 with lovely views across the harbour to Welligton.

Visited March 2012
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Wellington
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27 reviews
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“Butterflies ??”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

Having been to butterfly creeks in Auckland and Sydney, my little one was keen to check out the local version. Assume we went to the right place, but after a very strenuous uphill hike we didnt see a butterfly anywhere.
Plenty of far fitter than me hikers/Joggers about ; lots of bush, and some nice views over the harbour - but thats about it.

Visited March 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Beautiful walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

We often bring overseas visitors to Butterfly Creek. It's a lovely little slice of New Zealand bush, varying from windswept Beech trees to quite dense jungle. I'd recommend moderate fitness though, as the walk up to the ridge line is pretty steep, but absolutely worth it for the views.
Take a quick look at the signs to work out which walk (which entrance) best suits the time you wish to spend. Favourites of ours are the Muritai Rd-picnic area-Kowhai St (allow 2-3 hours depending on how long you want to take for lunch) or Kowhai St-Bus barn (40 mins).

The tracks are very nicely maintained, but I'd still recommend decent shoes, particuarly if there's been rain as some sections can be muddy.

There is a composting toilet and some tables at the picnic area, remember that you'll need to carry in any food and drinks, and carry out the rubbish.

Visited May 2012
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