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Beautiful hike

Absolutely gorgeous! I took the gondola up and saved some time hiking because I got started later... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rachelhO8548YP
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Must Do!

Ben Lomond is a must do hike while in Queenstown. I start just off of Thompson Street which isn't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Graeme W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous! I took the gondola up and saved some time hiking because I got started later in the day but the views from up there are just the beginning! Warning though, this is not an easy hike, as other review suggest. After 30ish minutes...More

1  Thank rachelhO8548YP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ben Lomond is a must do hike while in Queenstown. I start just off of Thompson Street which isn't too far from the CBD. It's a very gradual climb up through the forest which offers excellent shade, especially on a sunny day. It's not well...More

1  Thank Graeme W
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The track we definitely difficult getting to the top, but the views were absolutely breathtaking. I would 100% recommended giving it a go, it took us 90 minutes to get to the top but it was worth it.

1  Thank danacashion
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We took the gondola up and then found the track from the top. It was hard work, uphill all the way, and we just went to the saddle as the track became quite deep snow - it was estimate 1.5 hours and it took us...More

Thank rosieh721
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Didn't take overly long 2hrs up and down walking from the base of the town (walking fast), amazing 360 degree views of the lake and mountains. Summer is definitely best time to walk unless a keen snow hiker.

1  Thank ZacharyP280
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Was a great hike and would fully recommend to any FIT individual. If you're out of shape, or have any injuries, then do not attempt as it is very challenging. The closer you get to the peak, the deeper the snow and the steeper the...More

1  Thank Robert E
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I do this track every time I come to QT and the views from the Saddle and the Summit will never get old. There are two ways to get up there: 1. $$$ = Take the Gondola and walk 2. Free = Walk from Brecon...More

Thank Sang_from_Oz
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I did it in summer and I totally loved it, one of the nicest hikes in South Island. I thought the best view was to Queenstown city side but what is hidden on the other side is even better. Def recommended!

Thank Clarisa_Iaorssi
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Loved the views from this track, didn't take as long as I was told either. The last stretch to the summit is more rocky and very slippery coming down in frost, ice or snow. Beautiful place!

Thank Rosiecrowder
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This hike was AMAZING! It's one of my favorite memories from New Zealand. It was long, and I definitely couldn't sit down the next day, but the view from the top was worth all of it.

1  Thank CroatianWay
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wasimmehr
26 August 2018|
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Response from kiwimartinnz | Reviewed this property |
Make sure you check with DOC as to conditions on Ben Lomond in September As to risks from snow and ice Just last week a guy was rescued after being badly injured in avalanche on Ben Lomond was swept 400m down the mountain... More
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NaturalLover
30 March 2018|
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Response from chissy2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn’t see this earlier but yes start the track from the top of the gondola. Take your time it’s not too hard to the saddle, but it gets more difficult from the saddle to the summit. The views are great even early on... More
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Stephen B
31 January 2018|
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Response from chissy2015 | Reviewed this property |
My Garmin watch measured 12km return starting from and returning to the top of the Skyline Gondola. It took us 6 hours 15 mins with numerous stops for snacks and to admire the views. We didn’t spend much time at the summit... More
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