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A great walk, but not for the unfit

A continuous climb up a a 4WD track which takes you up to a plateau (above the zigzag road of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard H
Quite a steep, short climb for great views

This is a moderately steep walk all the way to the top so be prepared to sweat! However, the track... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A continuous climb up a a 4WD track which takes you up to a plateau (above the zigzag road of the Crown Range). Be aware that the times indicated on the sign by the Arrow river are too optimistic (we are keen hill walkers and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a moderately steep walk all the way to the top so be prepared to sweat! However, the track is well formed and wide as it was originally for mining vehicles. The view from the top over Arrowtown and the surrounding mountains is excellent...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk took longer than expected, but once you get up to the lookout, the reward is definitely worth the effort. Take water. And a camera.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gcdnz
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Climbed Tobins Track with my loaded touring bicycle enroute to Wanaka via the Crowne Range. It was three days after an unseasonal snow flurry so the path was wet but firm. For any cyclists looking to tackle Tobins, it is 2 km of steep and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cliff1165
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

My son and I had an hour or so to spend while someone went window shopping, and what started as a short walk along the riverside track, turned into a hike up the hill and part of Tobin’s Track. We opt for the steep track...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

At the moment the track up is rather muddy- there has been quite a few pine trees that have been chopped down- people who are allergic to pines might find they have more hay fever symptoms...It took a bit longer than expected- 45 mins is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SarahH5114
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Nice to walk, ending was much better. We sat there quite long time without talk. View was so awesome.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 664jungmina
Reviewed February 13, 2018

If you are a casual walker and have time in Arrowtown this is a really rewarding walk. It is a fair climb through the trees from the river bridge but as you get higher the views start to open out, first of the streets of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank D_L740
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

I have been wanting to bike up this track for years now after an attempt which proved my unfitness and only got half way up. Fixed that - got an e-bike (thank you Arrowtown bikes - just down from the police station). Still a bit...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 891duncanp
Reviewed December 2, 2017

Not the easiest walk but we were here in the region on an eating trip so this seemed like a good idea before we went out for lunch. The views are wonderful.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sophiec3947
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