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Countryside Trail

Explore the quiet countryside heart of Otago.


A slightly quieter trail situated away from the hubbub of Queenstown that wends its way past lakes, rivers and towering trees whose seasonal shading and colours make this ride a crowd favourite in Autumn.

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Trail Notes

From historic stone cottages, views of Lake Hayes or the epic scenes of Remarkables mountain range spearing into the sky, this trail offers a little bit of everything from the drama of schist peaks to pleasant country farm scenes.

The start of this trail is in Arrowtown.
Follow the trail through iconic and peaceful luxury of Millbrook Resort. At the bottom of Christine’s Hill, turn down Speargrass Flat Road until you reach Slopehill Road.
A short downhill from Domain Road will bring the trail back alongside the Shotover River, before arriving at the Old Lower Shotover Bridge before you retrace your steps to Arrowtown.

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