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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  • Not for the faint hearted or unfit. This is a great walk to see far & wide. Quite steep & allow a good 5 hours. Take water food & warm clothing/ parka as often cod on the top. The last 45 minutes is t...  more »
  • If you are into hiking, this is a beautiful walk. Even if your not into hiking! You can either walk up from the bottom or take the gondola up and then start the hike. It took me 3 hours to get to the ...  more »
  • Not the easiest hike. Be prepared for a goof few hours of walking depending on your fitness level. The trails in certain areas are poorly marked as a bike track coexists with the walking track. Howeve...  more »