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. Add Ben Lomond Track and other attractions to your Queenstown trip itinerary using our Queenstown trip itinerary site .
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  • We hiked to the Ben Lomond saddle with a 5 year old and 2.5 year old in a Mac Pac. We caught the gondola up to the start which I would highly recommend with young kids. It is really well marked and th...  more »
  • Take the gondola and save your energy for this lovely hike. Wear sturdy footwear and bring poles mainly for the descent. You will also need at least 1.5 litres of water and snacks. The hike to Ben Lom...  more »
  • 'Track' Ben Lomond' tramping through the Woods by skyline gondola from the observation deck of the 800 meters above sea level in addition to climb up a hill and comes out. Is Ben Lomond landscape reserve day-long trek, beginning in the first place only walked about 30 minutes. Through the forest and encounter a pair of wild deer on the Hill, was lucky.
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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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