Ben Lomond Track, Queenstown

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Head up Ben Lomond Track to take advantage of some of the finest views in all of New Zealand. The walkway allows climbers to reach the summit of Ben Lomond, a 1,748 m (5,735 ft) mountain near Queenstown. As you hike up this demanding route, you can take in scenic vistas from several lookouts. The best views await at the very top, offering a 360-degree panorama of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountain peaks. This route is a full day's hike, so make sure you have plenty of daylight hours to complete the climb and go back down. Be prepared for steep terrain and shifty weather, and avoid visiting in winter unless you already have extensive alpine experience. Take a look at our Queenstown tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Ben Lomond Track and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 7, 2017
    I went up with a few friends in winter and really enjoyed it. Even though we all had hiking boots it was still a little icy at points. Past a certain point the snow was built up enough to walk safely ...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Did this walk late June, and the saddle and summit was well covered in snow. The hike up to the snow line was fine at first, but when getting closer the path begun to freeze and it was extremely slipp...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    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.  more »

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To enjoy views of Lake Wakatipu in a luxury setting, try one of the many boutique and long-established hotels of the downtown area. As a resort town, Queenstown also offers a range of more modest accommodations, ideal for adventurers, backpackers, and those eager to spend more time outside than in. These come in the form of hostels, rental apartments, campsites, and suburban motels. A good local bus service provides connections between the downtown and suburban areas, and out to the surrounding attractions, and many accommodations offer package tours.
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