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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  • Hiked up to the saddle and then to the summit on a hot day for the challenge and the view. We thoroughly enjoyed this hike! Be sure to pack some food and enough water, and if it's looking to be a hot ...  more »
  • We got the first gondola up (9am). In perfect weather this can't be beat. Took us 5 hours at a steady pace. On the way down we passed a steady string of walkers, so highly recommend going early. 
  • Unless you are Uber serious take the gondola out of a Queenstown and then walk . It's a good 4.5 hour trek but completely worth it for the magnificent views . We underestimated the heat and strength o...  more »