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Lomond Cres | Starts at the base of the gondola, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Trail needs some work

I hiked this trail after overnight rain. Given it is the trial that goes from town to the Gondola... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
N5493QVwendyk
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Hamilton, Australia
Great way up to Ben Lomond

I've done this track several times mainly because I don't want to pay the gondola fees. Great... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Sang_from_Oz
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Australia
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Lomond Cres | Starts at the base of the gondola, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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"great walk"
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"challenging walk"
in 3 reviews
"heart rate"
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"queenstown hill"
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"ben lomond"
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"starts right"
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"tree trunks"
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"varied terrain"
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"coming down"
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"cable car"
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"takes about an hour"
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"dirt road"
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"skyline gondola"
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"great views of queenstown"
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"take your time"
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"well worth the effort"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I hiked this trail after overnight rain. Given it is the trial that goes from town to the Gondola area I was very disappointed with the condition the trail was in, it was very slippery and degraded, numerous side trails were in use, and the...More

1  Thank N5493QVwendyk
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

I've done this track several times mainly because I don't want to pay the gondola fees. Great walk with several carved out tiki chairs along the walk. This is a great trail to get to the Skyline as well as to the start of Ben...More

1  Thank Sang_from_Oz
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

The walk starts near the gondola. There is an information board near the bottom. The route up is rather steep and the trail has been covered in the remnants of chopped down trees. In places you will need to do a bit of climbing and...More

1  Thank amcs1983
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This is a steep climb through the forest taking around an hour to complete (and about half hour to descend). I would definitely recommend wearing proper hiking shoes as the lower part of the trail is quite muddy and the upper part can be very...More

Thank BIGbUrJe
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

I used Ben Lomond side to go up to the skyline gondola station and took this path to go down to QT. The trail was slippery, narrow, and steep. So be careful and prepare good trekking shoes. Avoid rainy days or a day after rain....More

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This was a highlight of my trip, it’s tough at the start but exceptionally rewarding. It had rained for a good few days beforehand so the track was slippery in parts, however just take your time and enjoy it. There were moments (mainly coming down)...More

Thank Dahee
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Not the most interesting hike, but okay if you don't want spend the money on the gondola. Its just very steep and in the forest. Be mindful if it had just rained as I know a lot of people who fell down.

Thank Deborah M
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is a nice alternative to taking the gondola back down. Beautiful forest. It's very wind-y and challenging at parts. My 10 year old managed ok, but got scared at some points. It took about 1 1/2 hours down for us. Be sure to take...More

1  Thank Todd C
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We travelled up via gondola and found this walk when up the top and decided to walk down instead-took is an hour definitely need sturdy shoes. Some parts are quite steep and rocky so I would say not suitable for kids more teenage and older...More

Thank jes414
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

I got to the Gondola base an hour before it opened and thought, What the heck, I walk.... Excellent climb up to the top of Skyline. would definitely suggest good walking shoes and light clothing, but here are plenty of places to stop for a...More

Thank Dan C
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