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Butterfields Wetlands Loop, Otago

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Butterfields Wetlands LoopBeginner

Submitted by Sierra Alef-Defoe

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Trail Information

6.50km

75m

75m

 

Otago

Wanaka

Urban fringe

Combo

Undulating, small hills only

Riverside
Other

Beginner

40 (Slow)
32 (Moderate)
25 (Fast)

-2.3%

+2.3%

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Description

Starting from Albert Town Centre, cross the bridge over the Clutha river to the Albert Town campsites, then cross the road to head towards the Hāwea Swing Bridge.

Just after crossing the Hāwea River, the trail splits off into either the Hāwea river track to the left or the Newcastle track to the right. Take your pick of which way you want to do the loop, and once you're on either trail keep your eyes out for DOC signs for the Butterfields Wetlands walk.

The wetlands are a unique wildlife management area amongst the otherwise desert-like Central Otago landscape. Be aware that cyclists also use these trails.


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Features of interest

Wetlands wildlife management area.


Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 75%

Gravel Road: 25%


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  • Access

    Start from Albert Town centre (where the 4Square & other shops are located). Alternatively this track could be started from Albert Town campsite at the Hāwea swing bridge.

    Parking is possible on nearby side streets or in the carpark at the shops if it's not busy. If parking is an issue, it may be easier to park on the other side of the Alber Town bridge at the campsite.

    5 km

    6 minutes

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  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    The track is well formed and signposted.

    Generally good.

    Cellphone.

    While it's possible to get water from the Albert Town campsite, the river, or a steam, this run is short enough that it's best to hydrate before or bring your own small water bottle.

    This loop should be do-able all year if the weather's alright.

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