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Mt Beetham summit loop from Arrowtown

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Distance
5.32 mi
Elevation gain
1,732 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
1,732 ft
Max elevation
3,071 ft
TrailRank 
35
Min elevation
1,292 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
2 hours 20 minutes
Coordinates
765
Uploaded
March 10, 2024
Recorded
March 2024
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near Arrowtown, Otago (New Zealand)

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Itinerary description

Easy walk to the summit of Mount Beetham (929 m). Although you can take a gravel road and park your car right below the summit loop I found it more interesting to start from Arrowtown.
At the Bush Creek recreation reserve in Arrowtown there is plenty of space to park your car but keep in mind that this area is very popular during the weekends and gets very busy around noon. There are public toilets available in this area.
If you find this parking full there is another one 500 meters further up the track, see the waypoint.

The walk starts next to the Arrow River and at about 1 kilometer it crosses the river and starts the ascent. After a couple more kilometers you'll see the signpost that indicates the start of the Mount Beetham summit loop.
After going over the fence the climb to the top is only about 800 meters but quite steep.
The views from the top are very nice, Lake Hayes and even Queenstown on one side and Crown Peak (1735 m) and Mount Sale (1708 m) on the other side.
After enjoying the views we start the descent following the poles that mark the loop.
Once down to Glencoe Road we head back to Arrowtown.

In summary, easy and short walk with nice views from the top to reward the steep ascent.



Full description and more pictures at Back from Summit: Mount Beetham


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Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,304 ft

Alternative parking

PictographWaypoint Altitude 2,263 ft

Back down to the road

PictographWaypoint Altitude 2,200 ft
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Bench with a view

PictographSummit Altitude 0 ft
Photo ofMt Beetham summit (929 m)

Mt Beetham summit (929 m)

Land

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,342 ft

Start and end of track (Parking) (Bush Creek recreation reserve)

PictographWaypoint Altitude 2,192 ft
Photo ofStart of loop track Photo ofStart of loop track

Start of loop track

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