Bush Creek Trail

Bush Creek Trail



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Time: 1 hour return

Start by the Trails Notice Board at Butlers Green and walk diagonally to your left to cross a small footbridge over Bush Creek. Then turn left and follow the dirt road west, the irrigation pipe is on your right. Approx 5mins into the trail you will pass what remains of one of Arrowtowns old outdoor ice skating rinks. Continue up the road until you walk over the irrigation pipe and through a sheep gate. The trail now winds gently along next to Bush Creek. Look out for stone walls in the centre of the river. These were reportedly built by Chinese miners in an effort to divert the water from one side to the other. They then worked the dry side, always profitably. After 15 minutes, the trail will lead up over a footbridge where the Big Hill and Sawpit Gully trails start. Veer left at this point and continue along Bush Creek to the old water supply intake (1881). To return, retrace your steps back to Arrowtown.


Feature Value Info


South IslandQueenstown RegionArrowtown


  • Walking
  • Free


Jill Grange's avatar

Jill Grange

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Map of all the walks was provided by the information centre - excellent staff and a wonderful walk with lots of variation of landscape.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016