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Butterfly Creek

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Lovely views en route, well marked track. Found the downhill hard on the knee joints and I’m... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Elspeth C
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Challenging walk, but well worth it

If you want to do the entire track, you need to have a certain level of fitness, otherwise you will... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
Muscat, Oman
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Apr 2, 2018
“Great views”
Mar 23, 2016
“Challenging walk, but well worth it”
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| East Harbour Regional Park, Wellington 5373, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely views en route, well marked track. Found the downhill hard on the knee joints and I’m reasonably fit.

Thank Elspeth C
Reviewed 24 March 2016

If you want to do the entire track, you need to have a certain level of fitness, otherwise you will struggle. The track takes a bout three hours until you get to the Butterfly Creeks. The track is very beautiful and once is while you...More

Thank 265rezas
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

On one of those hot days it was lovely to do this walk. We went in from Kowhai street so the first incline was steep but once you got over the ridge, the bush was lovely and cool. It drops down via a meandering track...More

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

One of favourite hikes in NZ. Such beautiful views around. Level medium. Pass through the forest or mountainside. Enjoy all the best smells of nature and forest. Such a magical place. Take a picnic for the creek and indulge being amongst the superb nature. Definitely...More

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We begin at the Bus Barn entrance near Eastbourne and take the steep path in, with fantastic views of the whole Wellington harbour from the east side, then the trail leads on and down to the Butterfly Creek trail. That trail is a different beautiful....More

2  Thank TKNgaio
Reviewed 11 December 2013

It only takes minutes to get out from the city but the walking trails are quite extensive - if you have time, it is worth the effort but it actually takes longer than any map would suggest. A beautiful part of the city and the...More

2  Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 24 May 2013

A gorgeous walk down to Butterfly Creek, it's a bit of a climb to the ridge but rewarded by a stunning view and followed by cool bush walk. Very peaceful, facilties available such as picnic tables and toilets.

1  Thank Claire E
Reviewed 12 September 2012

This is such a nice walk to do in the summer. It takes a while to get to the creek, but it's a beautiful journey through the forest. At the creek there are picnic tables for sitting and lovely shade. The walk back rewards one...More

1  Thank Resa57
Reviewed 25 May 2012

Having been to butterfly creeks in Auckland and Sydney, my little one was keen to check out the local version. Assume we went to the right place, but after a very strenuous uphill hike we didnt see a butterfly anywhere. Plenty of far fitter than...More

6  Thank ThaiPrivateEye
Reviewed 9 May 2012

We often bring overseas visitors to Butterfly Creek. It's a lovely little slice of New Zealand bush, varying from windswept Beech trees to quite dense jungle. I'd recommend moderate fitness though, as the walk up to the ridge line is pretty steep, but absolutely worth...More

Thank kiwi_pair
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