Stewart Town Long Gully Walkway credit Mychillybin and Canon S I

Long Gully Walkway

Long Gully Walkway climbs through orchards and farmland up to dramatic rock bluffs, which look out over Clutha Valley, Lake Dunstan and Pisa Range. The Remarkables and Hector mountains can also be seen from the walkway.

The walkway finishes at the boundary of Long Gully Bluff Conservation Area. The beginning of the track goes through the ruins of Stewart Town (pictured), an old mining village. Visitors may catch a glimpse of the New Zealand falcon from the walkway.

Long Gully Walkway is only open to the public on Sundays and Mondays. Some sections of this walkway cross private land and visitors are asked to stick to the marked route, respect all signposted conditions of access and follow the New Zealand Outdoor Access Code.

Long Gully Walkway is closed for lambing from 1 October to 30 November.


Long Gully Walkway is signposted from the Bannockburn Sluicings Historic Reserve, off Felton Road.

Conditions and closures

To find out more about conditions of access on this walkway (eg, access with bikes, dogs or horses) and any temporary or seasonal closures, visit the Department of Conservation's website or contact the nearest Department of Conservation area office.

At a glance

Walking time: 4 hours return
Length: 8km return
Created: 22 August 1997
Controlling authority: Department of Conservation

For more information about this walkway and the surrounding area, visit the Bannockburn Walks page on the Department of Conservation’s website.

Photo ©mychillybin Canon S.I. William Connell