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Eastbourne tracks

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Eastbourne tracks

Updated 6 January 2015 1:44pm

Kowhai St, Muritai Park, MacKenzie Road and Korohiwa Bay

Butterfly Creek picnic area

The tracks wind up through regenerating bush and mature beech forest offering spectacular harbour views. At the main ridge all tracks descend into Butterfly Creek Valley and on to the well known picnic spot.

 

The Kowhai Street track gives the easiest access to Butterfly Creek. You follow a zigzag up through regenerating bush, before reaching the main ridge in about 20 minutes. Descend to the valley through mature beech forest and passing some of the largest kahikatea in the park. This track intersects with those from MacKenzie Road, Muritai Park and Korohiwa Bay, giving several options for the return trip.

All entrances are on the main bus routes into Eastbourne.

Times shown are for the one way trip.

Kowhai Street Track to:

Main ridge: 30 mins
Butterfly Creek picnic area: 1 hour
Bus Barn: 1 hour 10 mins
Muritai Park: 2 hours
MacKenzie Road: 2 hours 15 mins

Muritai Park Track to:

Main Ridge: 30 mins
Butterfly Creek picnic area: 1 hour 30 mins
MacKenzie Road: 1 hour 15 mins
Kowhai Street: 2 hours
Bus Barn: 2 hours 15 mins

MacKenzie Road Track to:

Main Ridge: 45 min
Butterfly Creek picnic area: 1 hour 45 mins
Muritai Park: 1 hour 15 mins
Kowhai Street: 2 hours 15 mins
Bus Barn: 2 hours 30 mins

Korohiwa Bay (Bus Barn) Track to:

Main ridge: 30 mins
Butterfly Creek picnic area: 1 hour 10 mins
Kowhai Street: 1 hour 10 mins
Muritai Park: 2 hours 15 mins
MacKenzie Road: 2 hours 30 mins