Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Arawata Track

Queenstown, Otago

Submitted by Lindsey Francis

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 5 ?

Gnarl Factor: 22 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Totally/mostly flat

Dog Friendly

Native bush


Run Makeup


Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +13.8%

Average Downhill Gradient: -12.0%


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Estimated Times to Run







Easy track to follow end to end; track forks off in one area but very clearly marked

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Along side of road at Arawata Terrace or in gravel car park alongside Glenorchy Road

4 km

9 minutes






No water available along track. Bring what you need.

Muddy in places after rain.

Atlas Beer Cafe
Steamer Wharf, Queenstown
Delicious beer, food and coffee for all times of day and it's the closest to this end of Queenstown.

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Trail Reviews

Short and sharp, bit of technical, good way to avoid the road out towards 7 mile bay.
Some nice views of the lake.

Brad Geen

December 29, 2022

Giving it 4 stars because its right out my back door and is part of a fantastic network of trails!

Matthew Pester

January 1, 2021

Short wee track that offers easy explorer points.

John OConnell

December 19, 2020

A good quick little hit out. Can get really muddy and slippery if there's been a bit of rain, and be aware that if you take a dog who loves mud, you'll have a dirty car by the time you leave! Nice to link on to Sunshine Bay Track if you want to create something longer.

Fleur Douglas

January 30, 2020

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