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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  • Brilliant walk with changes in scenery all the way. Make sure to go in good weather for excellent views or pack appropriately for a lovely, medium walk. Would say it's worth a little picnic at the top...  more »
  • A challenging 5 hour return hike, especially the last hour up to the summit is quite steep and rocky. But you are rewarded with a breathtaking view afterwards! Pack your lunch and enjoy it at the summ...  more »
  • Be prepared, if you are going from the bottom (of Skyline) to the top (water, food) ! Over 3h to climb (and same to go down), with a first hard one (Tiki trail), and a last hard part too ! However, to...  more »