Start by the Trails Notice Board at Butlers Green and walk diagonally to your left to cross a small footbridge over Bush Creek. Turn right and just around the corner towards the Arrow River this is another sign. Keeping to the left you will head on to a foot track that goes up and over the Arrow Irrigation Pipeline. The trail follows the pipeline for much of the way. This is a relaxing wander high above the Arrow River. 20 mins into the trail you will pass a spot where the Sawpit Gully stream falls down a picturesque waterfall (ideal spot for a rest). Not far on from this you'll reach the turn off to the Sawpit Gully trail, and 3 mins on from this point, you will reach the Norman Smith foot bridge where the trail joins the Macetown Road. You can either retrace your steps back to Arrowtown or return to Arrowtown via the Macetown 4WD road (some river crossings may be necessary).
Arrowtown Wildflowers: Riverside & Trackside is a guidebook to wildflowers around Arrowtown. Close-up photographs of 80 flowers, which bloom by the river and beside the tracks, are included in its 150 pages, along with an introduction and index. Accompanying text for each flowering plant gives the derivation of its common and botanical names and provides interesting vignettes on its history. The A6 sized full-colour book, which weighs only 200 grams, can fit easily in a back pocket, bag, or pack, has laminated covers, and iswire bound for ease of reference while walking on the tracks.
This guidebook and photographic souvenir of wildflowers around Arrowtown is available at the Lakes District Museum Bookshop, and the Arrowtown Post Office. The authors, Rita L. Teele, Benjamin W. Teele and Rebecca J. Lawrence, have donated their time to produce the book. Financial support for printing has come from several trusts and organisations that are listed inside the back cover of the book. All proceeds from sales go to the Lakes District Museum in Arrowtown.
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