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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  • The ascend starts out in a busy and noisy part of Queenstown. As you gradually climb the noise dies down and the views become spectacular. You definitely need to be fit to do this hike/climb.  more »
  • Did this Anzac Day! With some friends. I found the hike up really physical but when we got to the top the view was so worth it. I would recommend taking plenty of water as there are no taps and a litt...  more »
  • I think it's a must so in Queenstown! I did it starting from ctr of town and back in about 6 hours, but my fitness level is high. My experience was I viewed many people were turning back and not going...  more »