Ben Lomond Walkway, Queenstown

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Head up Ben Lomond Walkway 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 Walkway and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Awesome walking guides, I tried beginners $96 per person. I pretty enjoyed the stunning sight views of mountains and lacks. You can see some wild ducks near whose with white heads are female are amazi...  more »
  • We took the gondola up from Queenstown which made the walk easier. There is a path from the city center but from what we heard not that scenic. From the Gondola, the first 10min are quite boring but a...  more »
  • I have walked this route twice now, once when I was first married and once since after my daughter was born. I love the nice gentle climb through the forest to to the saddle and then a slightly harder...  more »