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New Chum Loop is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Arrowtown, Otago, New Zealand that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 1,217 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest River Views
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Ben Dodson
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Mel Andy Elia
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counter-clockwise is best.

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Haylee Caravalho
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Decent trail, muddy in some parts but gorgeous view of Arrowtown especially in the fall!

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Shane Pinder
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First day out of Alert Level 4 lockdown and the timing couldn’t be more perfect . We can now go on short drives within our region and short hikes. We are currently in the peak of Autumn and Arrowtown is considered one of the top places on earth to view the Autumn Colours . Today as the sun shone we hiked up Tobins Track to New Chum Gully and looping back via the Arrow River . Absolutely stunning!

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Shane Pinder
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Nice track, especially with all the autumn colours.. you can see it on my Global Travel Stories YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/q6VguUlffI4

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Lauren Brown
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Technically demanding. Great views and certainly feels private, but the trail itself is quite narrow and considerably overgrown - requires your full attention to keep your footing sure. I sometimes run trails, but would not have been able to do so on this one. Some areas of downhill is quite steep and may involve a bit of scrambling. The downhill bit leading to the bridge was steep and hard on the knees. Was wearing shorts but would recommend long pants to protect from the brush. Would definitely recommend going counter-clockwise from Tobins Track to the Norman Smith Bridge and then back into town on the Arrow River Trail. It’s easy to miss the gated access from Tobins Track going up. No water or amenities on the trail, so bring your own.

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Alvaro Pérez
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Matt Ashton
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Tobias Berens
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Ben Finn
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brad way
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Mas Jean-Marie
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Al Browne
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Robyn Stirling
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Chan Liying
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Marco Alvarez
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