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Ben Lomond Track

| Brecon Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7935
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Nice view up there

I been there with 6 friends. I was a great walk. we spend 7 hours for hike(1hr breaks). quite hard... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tama N
amazing scenery

It was great for a walk and hike. We did it during the summer months so it was very good. I would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thas N
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| Brecon Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7935
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I been there with 6 friends. I was a great walk. we spend 7 hours for hike(1hr breaks). quite hard to climb up, be careful when you get close to peak. Stunning scenery.

Thank Tama N
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great for a walk and hike. We did it during the summer months so it was very good. I would recommend anyone who enjoys the walks and hiking to absorb the beautiful surroundings and what nature has to offer!

Thank Thas N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I started the climb from the top of the gondola after lunch which didn't give me enough time to get to the top, The route was covered with snow and ice which did not make it easy uphill or downhill, very slippery, so don't wear...More

Thank 708Robin
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The ascend starts out in a busy and noisy part of Queenstown. As you gradually climb the noise dies down and the views become spectacular. You definitely need to be fit to do this hike/climb.

1  Thank ManhattanVasya
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Did this Anzac Day! With some friends. I found the hike up really physical but when we got to the top the view was so worth it. I would recommend taking plenty of water as there are no taps and a little good. Also I...More

1  Thank CharlotteLee88
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I think it's a must so in Queenstown! I did it starting from ctr of town and back in about 6 hours, but my fitness level is high. My experience was I viewed many people were turning back and not going all the way due...More

Thank Scooter T
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I really enjoyed this hike, we started around 1 PM from the top of the gondola and got back around 6 PM. It's a strenuous but really fun hike-- not all of our small group decided to go all the way to the summit, with...More

2  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 10 May 2017

If you search Ben Lomond Track under Department of Conservation this track is graded as easy walk. I didn't find it easy. I wish they had their information accurately published so that I would be better prepared. Other sources graded this track as high fitness....More

2  Thank Redglue
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Started at Bob´s Peak, the top of the gondola, and walked up to Ben Lomond Saddle. Didn´t go up to the summit because it was covered in clouds. A bit of exercise to climb to the saddle but we got rewards during the walk, fantastic...More

Thank Lena O
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Grab a couple friends, pack a lunch & enjoy a beautiful hike to the top of the summit with breathtaking views. Warning it is a lot of UP. Pack water and layers :)

Thank Kellye N
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7 July 2017|
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Response from mdazmi14 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can refer at the reception counter at the Gondola station if you need any gears/accessories to climb during winter. We had our climb during autumn and no guided tours needed just follow the trail. I'm not sure... More
Steph S
16 May 2017|
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Response from docgovtnz | Property representative |
In winter conditions alpine skills and experience are needed to attempt the summit of Ben Lomond. You should be prepared for snow and ice above the bushline - an ice axe and crampons may be required. We recommend you visit... More
Josh W
12 January 2017|
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Response from John O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can easily access the trailhead from downtown. Just walk toward the chairlift and you will see the trail. If short on time you could take the chairlift and begin the trail a little further up. There are clear... More