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“the loop”(47 reviews)
“steep climb”(32 reviews)
“great walk”(58 reviews)
Belfast Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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All reviews the loop steep climb great walk worth the effort information boards amazing views easy hike free activity great workout degree view hours return walking track walk up take your time ben lomond town centre surrounding mountains
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Reviewed 1 week ago

took a gondola ride and enjoyed beautiful views to Queenstown, Remarkables, the lake, bungee platform...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vladimirv_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome views. Good food at top. We had pizza and indian. Luge is a blast. Great just to stroll around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OurFamily312
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walk in and through nice woods and bush. Well marked and the wonderful reward of stunning views and beverages at the top. I’m not incredibly fit but I’m not totally unfit either and it took a good hour to get to the top with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank claireling2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family had an amazing Christmas day hike up the Queenstown Hill, which is full of great scenic views along the way. It was not initially clear to us that this is not a "beginners" hike for those marginally out of shape as some of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mikesW8840TK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy climb through wonderful landscape. Often stunning views over both the lakes and the Alps and Queenstown itself.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BrunoLaemmler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a difficult climb but very well worth it once you get to the top. I am pretty fit and work out 4 times a week on average and I found this a challenge. It is around 3km round trip and is steep in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 529melissaj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relatively short hike. It takes you up to Queenstown Hill, which goes to an elevation of about 900m. There are beautiful views once you reach the top.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ama489274
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views from the summit of Queenstown Hill are worth every effort but the hike is definitely not for the ill-prepared! Wear proper footwear and take water...it’s quite steep!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anorri01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is really a mountain rather than a hill. The hike is a steady uphill climb for about 90 minutes. Much of this is through forested areas with an interesting mix of vegetation. If you persevere, you are rewarded with some outstanding 360 degree views...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank smjaffee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

take a walk up this hill and you will be rewarded with great views across Queenstown and the lake. Its a steep walk up from the town but you can take the car part way.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Kim E
19 July 2017|
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Response from 351annieb | Reviewed this property |
It's the perfect place for you and your boyfriend Kim. We have visited NZ in January and February on 3 occasions. Can be wet anytime of year though and thus summer had been very hot though usually about mid 20s
Steph S
16 May 2017|
Response from Nicole T | Reviewed this property |
Hello! It was pretty steep and I can imagine parts of the track would be slippery if it has been raining. I would suggest hiking boots if possible, my sneakers did ok though. Also take water, as it is a bit of a walk to the... More
Soni B
5 September 2016|
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Response from Brentwapwap | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Queenstown Hill and the Gondola Hill are two different walks. Queenstown Hill start is at the corner of Kerry Drive and Belfast Terrace in Queenstown - In this walk you will have to walk up and down there is no... More