Queenstown Hill, Queenstown

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Walk the steep slope or follow the less strenuous winding trail to the top of Queenstown Hill, also known as the "mountain of intense sacredness," to enjoy a bird's-eye-view of the town, the surrounding mountains, and the lake. Near the top, you'll see a metal spiral sculpture on a stone foundation, called the "Basket of Dreams"--look for the plaque inscribed with a poem from the artist. Refuel at the hilltop restaurant or go carting if you are feeling more adventurous. Note that one of the trails to the top of the hill crosses private land; if you do see some livestock while hiking, keep a respectful distance. Use our Queenstown trip itinerary maker site to arrange your visit to Queenstown Hill and other attractions in Queenstown.
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  • A good walk up to the top. The views at the top are great, you can see over Queenstown. There's a cool sculpture at the top.  more »
  • This is a great walking track with information signs on the way up. If you are walking from town through, the streets to get to the start of the track are very steep and will take you about 20 minutes...  more »
  • Good view for what it is. Do if you have a lot of time in Queenstown. If not, do Ben Lomond instead.  more »
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  • My partner and I are not fit people but we managed to make it to the top. It took us about an hour but when we reached there was a very beautiful view! This is one of the easiest hikes in Queenstown and I recommend doing it if you get the chance. Just remember to bring some water! Also, there are 2 different trails that lead to the top, we thought one would have led us somewhere else so we ended up walking up and down twice...
  • Good walk not difficult with good view on top
  • nice view from there...great for run
  • Loved the walk up with the kids. In winter they'll love the frozen lake on top. Check out my website.
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