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Sawpit Gully Track

Scenic hike behind Arrowtown (3hrs)

Arrowtown - Sawpit Gully Track

Walk this signposted 8km loop track in either direction from the carpark at the Historic Chinese Settlement in Arrowtown.

Whichever way you go, there’s some steady climbing up to the grassy saddle between German Hill and Brow Peak, followed by a decent descent.

You’ll meet locals out walking or jogging, see gold rush relics, plus enjoy some gorgeous views out over Lake Hayes towards Queenstown.

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Sawpit Gully Track


Half-day hikes

Walks for Kids

Dayhikers' South Island Itinerary

Daywalks Trip in the South (2 weeks)

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by jbreiti