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Sawyer Burn Hut, Kidds Bush Recreation Reserve

View of Lake Hawea from Sawyer Burn Track. Photo: Josh Gale
Area
Kidds Bush Recreation Reserve
Distance
3.79km
Time
2-4hr
Grade
Easy
Accom.
Sawyer Burn Hut, two bunks
Access
Opposite Kidds Bush on Meads Rd
Map
CA13
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A popular camping spot, Kidds Bush is located on the northern shores of Lake Hawea.

The climb to the top of the 2.5km Sawyer Burn Track takes about two hours and wends through mountain beech forest for some distance before coming upon the first views south over Lake Hawea.

The track is easier going than its steep topography indicates and the first kilometre is wide and easily navigable.

As the track gains height, the view south becomes increasingly spacious and breathtaking, resulting in many photo-op stops.

At one point, the track opens onto a clearing providing views over to Isthmus Peak and the range down to Mt Burke and Wanaka.

The track continues to Sawyer Burn Hut.

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