Queenstown Hill

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Queenstown Hill
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Kenpd21
Orewa, New Zealand6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
It was a relatively easy hike and easy to follow the path. In order to get to the peak their is an element of back tracking but then you can continue down the loop. I would recommend going counter clockwise (to the right) at the junction.
Written 26 April 2022
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Sally R
Sydney, Australia37 contributions
Mar 2022
This walk keeps you fit, is easy to assess from town.
The views from the top are outstanding.
It is not an easy walk as it is very steep.
Written 1 April 2022
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Anita K
Auckland Central, New Zealand101 contributions
Mar 2022
Interesting to see Queenstown from this prospective and difference areas from where we were standing.
Written 12 March 2022
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Anne
5 contributions
Feb 2022
Enjoy a native bush track including a fairy village opening up to a beautiful view at the bottom and top of the summit. Definitely worth the walk and exercise the lungs :)
Written 13 February 2022
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Stewarts Vacation
472 contributions
Dec 2021
We had difficulty finding the start of this walkway as we had entered "Queenstown Hill" into our GPS and on Google. We were taken to 2 different locations on Queenstown Hill, both private residences. It was only when we entered "Queenstown Hill Walkway" that we arrived at the start of the track at the little car park on Belfast Street. There were 2 main options - a shorter loop walk up to the Basket of Dreams sculpture with lovely views over Lake Wakatipu, or the longer track to the summit. We did the shorter loop as time was limited. We were unsure how long it would take from the Basket of Dreams sculpture to reach the summit and felt that some extra signage at this point would have been helpful. The shorter loop is quite shaded and weaves through beautiful forested areas. We would definitely do the summit walk next time.
Written 31 December 2021
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GaryandLesleyTravel
Auckland Central, New Zealand4,978 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
The climb from the lake to the top of Queenstown Hill sees a vertical metre gain of 532M. The track is well formed and maintained, it is steep in places but at your own speed very achievable by anyone with reasonable fitness. It’s well worth making the final 120M vertical gain from the top of the loop to the top of the top as the views are sensational, this is Queenstown for free. From the carpark it took us ~2 hours return and an additional 15 minutes each way from the lake to the carpark.
Written 17 December 2021
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MeredithC398
Wellington, New Zealand160 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Braced ourselves, not quite as steep as we expected. Need a moderate level of fitness for this 4km return. Make sure you hike the extra bit uo to get great views from the top. Loved walking back down through the pine trees.
Written 11 November 2021
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia11,584 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Great walk with stunning views over Lake Wakatipu. It is 3km from the car park in Belfast Terrace to the summit. Also stop by the Basket of Dreams sculpture on the way. Walk is through a Douglas Fir forest then clear for last 25%.
Highly recommended
Written 5 November 2021
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Francesco Alibrandi
Sydney, Australia18 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
You will enjoy the New Zealand nature, lots of birds and excellent views from the top, rember to bring water, sunblock and some food.
Written 17 July 2021
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gaiteiro
Auckland315 contributions
Jul 2021
My wife and I did the ascent while the kids went shopping. The steepest bit is in Queenstown itself, as you go up from the Town Centre to the start of the trail itself. It is relentlessly uphill the whole way (no flat bits for a bit of a rest), but when you get to the summit the views are spectacular 360 degrees
Written 15 July 2021
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