The Deep Gully-Eastern Hills Loop is a reasonable half-day filler, although nothing to0 spectacular, at least in summer when we did it. There were some nice wildflowers out (albeit non-native) and there are decent views in all directions over Central Otago including the Upper Clutha Valley, and out towards the Southern Alps.
There’s not so much native vegetation in the area – I guess that is still in the early stages of regenerating. I suspect this will be a better walk in winter with some snow on the surrounding hills, and also when cooler, and without so much tall pasture grass.
There’s info on this walk and others in the area on the DOC website. There is a grass car park (Sandy Point Car Park) over the road from the start.
Deep Gully-Eastern Hills Loop: The Scenery