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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  • This can be a short or long walk depending on how you tackle it. The fittest and regular walkers/hikers/trampers will start from the bottom and make it past the saddle to the summit. The beginners and...  more »
  • 2 options there: either from the top of the gondola which saves ~2 hours or from the bottom. Count ~1.5 to 2.5 hours depending on your pace from the top of the gondola to the saddle: nice well formed ...  more »
  • We took the track to the saddle and down the back site. It's challenging and you need poles and water. There are no restrooms, so use the gondola ones before leaving. The track is narrow at the top, b...  more »