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Grovers Hill walk is really lovely, it’s a short walk you can do while in Roxburgh town with bonus views out over the stunning valley at the top of Frog Rock lookout. It’s a great loop walk of 3.6k which will take you around 1 hour allowing for time to take photos as well.
Quick Facts about this walk
- Location: Roxburgh, South Island, New Zealand
- Time needed: 1 hour walk
- Distance: 4.2 km
- Difficulty: Very easy
- Bikes allowed: No
- Wheelchair Access: No
- Route: Loop
- Elevation: 100m
- Wet Feet: No
- Toilets: Yes, in King George V Memorial Park
- Dogs: Yes, on a leash
- Mobile Coverage: Yes, very good
- Last Updated: March, 2020
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Summary points about this walk
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Points of interest along the walk
Point 1: Start of the Grovers Hill Track Walk
Start the walk at King George Memorial Park at the north east end of Roxburgh town. Walk along Berwick Street then turn left into Liddle St. At the next intersection go right into Teviot St. When you get to the Dump Station that’s where you start to walk in, look for the sign saying Frog Rock. It feels like you are walking down someones driveway, which you are, but all good. At the end of the drive keep walking just a little bit and you’ll see the grassy track go left around the side of a shed. Walk through the gate and off you go.
Point 2: Frog Rock Lookout
When you get to the first yellow marker in the pine trees just after the small hill climb, turn right. Look out for it or you can easily walk right past it. You’ll start walking uphill now all the way to the top. Just before the very top you’ll turn right at the sign where you’ll arrive at Frog Rock Lookout. Totally stunning views out over Roxburgh town and the Teviot Valley.
Point 3: Walking in the pine trees
After leaving Frog Rock lookout, you’ll take a gentle walk downhill. Close to the bottom you’ll turn left, don’t go through the gate on your right. Well, you can, this track will take you out through the Golf Course and further up the main road. But that’s another walk. Just keep a good eye on the yellow track markers.
Point 4: Views of the Clutha River
As you follow the track along side the Clutha River you’ll get to a wonderful picnic spot. Stop here and take in the lovely views of the Clutha River. Not far on you’ll complete the loop and met up with the track again. Go back the same way to your car.