There are various tracks out the back of Arrowtown, and although to see the best scenery you have to climb some of the peaks (such as Brow Peak and Crown Peak) on long day walks, the shortish trails closer to town offer a bit of variety for when you’ve done the more famous tracks in the Queenstown area. And you can fit many of the options into a half day. The New Chums Gully Circuit is just such a walk, and you may not see anybody else along the mid-section of this route. When you’ve finished, Arrowtown makes for a nice, albeit touristy spot for afternoon tea.
Track notes at the end. Another better known option is to do the Sawpit Gully Circuit, and there are other variations on top of that.
New Chums Gully Circuit: The Scenery
The following pictures are enough to do this walk; just keep a look out for markers when they have them, and the track is obvious so don’t go off on any footpads.
We started the walk at Ford St…