Ben Lomond Track, Queenstown

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • Department of Conservation has a video exactly showing the track. I recommend to watch it before you go, where you would know about the things to prepare. Waterproof, windproof jacket , good hike...  more »
  • A very rewarding hike if you start from the bottom of the Tiki Tracks. takes 6-7 hours return to the top. lovely 360 views on the summit. bring a jacket if you plan to stay bite longer to enjoy the...  more »
  • Ben Lomond is a must-do when in Queenstown! Make sure you've got plenty of water, it gets really hot up there. Also make sure to pack a spare top, a fleece/insulated jacket and a waterproof. It can...  more »

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