Queenstown Hill

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Queenstown Hill
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MeredithC398
Wellington, New Zealand160 contributions
Absolutely Doable
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, Australia11,544 contributions
Views from the Summit
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, Australia17 contributions
Mountain views like no other
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
Auckland310 contributions
Hard work, but the views from the top are well worth the effort
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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Wheels1964
Brisbane, Australia166 contributions
Pick Your Starting Spot Carefully
Jun 2021
This was our first shot at doing the walk despite being regular visitors to QT over the last few years and boy what a killer taking about 90 mins to reach the top.

Before we had even started the walk we started by parking the car in the Ballarat St Car park and walking up 2 streets that had massive inclines not knowing that there was a car park at the start of the walk…………..

I am 57 and wife 47 and both in pretty good shape fitness wise but we found the walk itself is pretty hard and uphill ALL THE WAY.

The walk is mostly through forest and you don’t get many nice views until the end which are spectacular once you arrive – we didn’t push on the extra bit to reach to ultimate summit feeling pretty happy to have reached the “bowl”.

The way down in via a separate path and that was quite wat and muddy the day we went and there are a couple of spots that you will need to support each other

All in a good solid walk but once is enough for us and we will stick to the nice flat walks around Moke Lake / Lake Hayes and Kelvin Heights

Warning though be very careful about your starting spot.

Good luck
Written 15 June 2021
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Bec
Birmingham, UK360 contributions
Walk rewarded with a view
Feb 2021
Queenstown Hill is a really lovely walk which rewards with beautiful views of Queenstown and the lake below. The beginning is nice and shaded and gradual, with it becoming slightly steeper and exposed nearer to the top. From the sculpture, keep going to the next hill where you will be rewarded - it's only another 5-10 minutes up depending on your fitness. I didn't find this walk particularly steep apart from the odd part, so it's very accessible for most people.
Written 31 March 2021
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Shane B
Waihi Beach, NZ191 contributions
Every hill deserves to be climbed
Mar 2021 • Couples
Solid walk for semi fit people. The views from the top summit above, are exceptional. Not much parking at the bottom. 360 degree views over the Queenstown area. Worth the time and exercise.
Written 19 March 2021
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PS00011
Sedona, AZ213 contributions
Great cardio walk with fantastic views
Mar 2021
This is a wonderful path right in the middle of the city. Easy to find with google maps, signs and well-marked parking. Yes, it is steep, but we did the whole thing return in an hour with just a few stops along the way to enjoy the view.

You can shorten it by not going to the very top and still enjoy it. Great views for such a short accessible walk. Highly recommend!
Written 8 March 2021
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songsee24
Chanthaburi, Thailand243 contributions
Pleasant hill walk with views
Feb 2021
Easy access from Queenstown centre, trail a mix of forest and open tussock, loved the wild goats who ignore humans they get quite close, and 360 views over lake and hills
Written 2 March 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
AMAZING VIEWS FROM THE TOP OF THE HILL.
Mar 2020
We were driven in a massive group with AATKings and we just stopped over for the fabulous views and to take photos. Amazing scenery from the top of the hill.
Written 3 February 2021
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