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Queenstown Hill

Belfast Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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“great walk” (49 reviews)
“the loop” (32 reviews)
“steep climb” (24 reviews)
Belfast Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently climbed Queenstown hill again and found it a pleasant walk to the top. The top is actually higher than the Queenstown gondola level. It is steep in spots and can be slippery near the top in snow but the views are magnificent there....More

Thank Wilmot47
Reviewed 3 days ago

Queenstown Hill will take the average person 2 hours round-trip (allowing for some chill time at the top). 2.5hrs most likely with a couple of stops. It is a relatively easy walk with a clearly defined path, at one or two points it may get...More

1  Thank Travis C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When we first came to new Zealand to visit my son I was a bit apprehensive about going to queenstown as it has a reputation of being a young person looking for a thrill kinda place. Never have I been so wrong, it was beautiful...More

Thank Bigmatt1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time walking to the very top of the Queenstown Hill. It was pretty steep from the beginning and a great workout. There were quite a few people in the beginning, but the further up we got the fewer the people. In...More

Thank lovesadventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did this hike on a whim after I arrived on my first day in Queenstown. The nature is beautiful and as you get to the top there are some incredible views. I highly recommend if you enjoy hiking and have a few hours. A...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read reviews saying this was an easy hike and I must start by saying I disagree. As a fit person myself, I found Queenstown Hill an exciting challenge. If you had heart conditions or injury, this should be avoidable in my opinion as it...More

Thank NatalieMc555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the top of Queenstown Hill is fantastic. It is a very steep walking track but if you are able bodied it's definitely a must do. Bring water to drink. It's pretty much a secluded area. Very peaceful. The track starts about a...More

Thank Nicole T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a moderate to easy hike up to the top of the hill. There were amazing views of the lake, mountains, hang gliders. Definitely worth the hike up to see the city and all the surroundings.

Thank Duane K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stupendous panoramic views of Queenstown, the airport, Bob's Peak, Lake Wakatipu, and the Remarkables mountain range from the summit of this hill, which is 500 meters (1,640 feet) higher than the starting point. Strongly recommend you take a taxi to the starting (access) point off...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trek up the hill or take the Gondola, the view from the top is truly great. Don't forget to treat yourself to some ice cream once on the top.

Thank vibhasme
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Steph S
Hi guys, Have planned to do this hike in late June. Anyone has any idea how snowy/ slippery it would be then? We're reasonably fit but we're just unsure about the conditions then. Would it still be advisable to go around that time? If not, any other recommendations for a hike? Thanks in advance! =o)
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
Hello there. great reviews of Queenstown Hill.But am a lil confused.Is the Gondola ride and Hill walk / hike in the same place? Is it possible to take a gondola up and then walk back to the car park?
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
Andrew Y
Is this something that worth doing if I'm taking the Queenstown Gondola? How is this view compared to the Queenstown Gondola?
29 May 2016|
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Response from Judi D | Reviewed this property |
We also hiked up the hill to the top of the Queenstown gondola. The Queenstown Hill is higher, has unobstructed views and is something you don't want to miss if you are physically able. Go for it!