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Bill Hill Route Description164 viewsFrom the Arrowtown Chinese Village, head up Bush Creek and on to the Sawpit Gully Trail. Veer to the left near German Hill t and follow the old water race that traverses the hill and crosses two remnant Beech gullies. The track comes out onto a saddle where you take a right and climb another 100m to the top of Big Hill.

Head across Big Hill to the east and drop steeply down into a small sheltered valley where Shamrock Mine Cottage is located. Then follow a small track down Hayes Creek where it meets the Arrow River. Cross the river and head up onto the 4wd track and back to Arrowtown.
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View to the Remarks from the Sawpit Gully Trail 57 views
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Junction of the Sawpit Gully and Big Hill Trails50 views
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The Big Hill trail follows an old water race.56 views
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View back to the Remarks65 views
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Remarkables with German Hill in the foreground53 views
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Big Hill trail just before it enters the Beech forest54 views
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Looking back along the trail56 views
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Lovely section of reminant Beech forest55 views
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Looking up to Brow Peak61 views
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View from the saddle108 views
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From the saddle looking towards Macetown58 views
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Big Hill Saddle66 views
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Looking back from the saddle55 views
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Looking up the western ridge from the saddle67 views
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Big Hill trail clearly visible63 views
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Crossing the fence on top of Big Hill55 views
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Top of the Remarks poking out51 views
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Looking down the NE side from Big Hill49 views
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Looking west from Big Hill51 views
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Artistic arrangement57 views
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Heading along the top of Big Hill55 views
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Admiring the view60 views
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Looking over to Brow Peak46 views
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Just before the descent54 views
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Arrowtown and Lake Hayes54 views
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Descending off Big Hill55 views
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Descent with Soho Creek (the green area) in background69 views
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Track marker57 views
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Goat trail52 views
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Looking back up from around halfway point of the descent64 views
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Above Shamrock Mine Cottage53 views
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Approaching Shamrock Mine Cottage54 views
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View of the cottage58 views
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Welcome sign66 views
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Shamrock Mine Cottage74 views
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Artwork above the outdoor sink70 views
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Enjoying the sun on a very mild winter day60 views
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Sign above Hayes Creek72 views
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Clay formation near one of the tailings48 views
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Arrowtown thataway53 views
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Trail down to the Arrow River72 views
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Arrow River84 views
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Cooling the feet off67 views
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