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Ben Lomond Walkway, Queenstown
Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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If you can handle a strenuous hike, this is a must. My wife and I are in our mid-50s, and are in pretty good shape, so the hike wasn't a problem, but it is steep in some places. The view of the lake a... read more »
Is wonderful hike. Is hard because is most of the time walking up the mountain. But absolute worth it. You need an average level of fit. You have 3 stop with wonderful views: the first one at skyline,... read more »
We did this one morning while the sun was just coming up. Enjoyed the fresh air and views. Be ready to walk up and down!
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