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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  • Hike pretty rough towards the end, rewarded on arrival by a magnificent view of the mountains and the Lake Wakatipu and the presence of a kea Backpack :) opener Access up to mid courses by the skyline gondola or the track tiki, I highly recommend also.
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  • Ben Lomond is an alpine hike seep in the south on NZ. On a good day it can be an easy 6 hour walk. But the weather can change very quickly here so be prepared with an extra layer of clothes, some drin...  more »
  • I have hiking experience but found this hike to be a challenge. The views from the top were amazing! Especially when reaching the saddle and the whole valley comes into view! I would recommend this hi...  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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