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Bill Hill Route Description168 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.
Jun 02, 2011
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Clay formation near one of the tailings50 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Looking up the western ridge from the saddle69 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Descending off Big Hill59 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Track marker59 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Descent with Soho Creek (the green area) in background71 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Looking back up from around halfway point of the descent66 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Welcome sign68 viewsJun 02, 2011
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View of the cottage60 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Just before the descent56 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Looking up to Brow Peak63 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Shamrock Mine Cottage76 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Looking west from Big Hill53 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Top of the Remarks poking out53 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Crossing the fence on top of Big Hill57 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Looking down the NE side from Big Hill51 viewsJun 02, 2011
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From the saddle looking towards Macetown60 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Arrowtown thataway55 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Looking back along the trail58 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Big Hill trail just before it enters the Beech forest56 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Heading along the top of Big Hill57 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Looking back from the saddle57 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Arrow River86 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Approaching Shamrock Mine Cottage56 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Artistic arrangement59 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Sign above Hayes Creek74 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Trail down to the Arrow River74 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Artwork above the outdoor sink72 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Above Shamrock Mine Cottage55 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Cooling the feet off69 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Big Hill Saddle68 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Enjoying the sun on a very mild winter day62 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Lovely section of reminant Beech forest57 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Goat trail54 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Arrowtown and Lake Hayes56 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Big Hill trail clearly visible65 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Admiring the view62 viewsJun 02, 2011
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View from the saddle111 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Looking over to Brow Peak48 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Junction of the Sawpit Gully and Big Hill Trails52 viewsJun 02, 2011
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The Big Hill trail follows an old water race.58 viewsJun 02, 2011
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View to the Remarks from the Sawpit Gully Trail 59 viewsJun 02, 2011
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Remarkables with German Hill in the foreground56 viewsJun 02, 2011
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View back to the Remarks67 viewsJun 02, 2011
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