Queenstown Hill, Queenstown

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Walk the steep slope or follow the less strenuous winding trail to the top of Queenstown Hill, also known as the "mountain of intense sacredness," to enjoy a bird's-eye-view of the town, the surrounding mountains, and the lake. Near the top, you'll see a metal spiral sculpture on a stone foundation, called the "Basket of Dreams"--look for the plaque inscribed with a poem from the artist. Refuel at the hilltop restaurant or go carting if you are feeling more adventurous. Note that one of the trails to the top of the hill crosses private land; if you do see some livestock while hiking, keep a respectful distance. Before you head to Queenstown, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Queenstown family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Queenstown has to offer, including Queenstown Hill.
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  • Queenstown hill is a nice, short hike. It's easy to find the starting point since it's fairly close to the centre. It takes about 2-3 h return. It's a great way to get out of the hustle and bustle of ...  more »
  • This hike offers an awesome view of the Lake and surrounding mountains. Excellent photos up and back...on top of the world overlooking Queenstown. A bit steep at times but not a difficult hike..well w...  more »
  • We have the Queenstown hill walking climbed and used for approximately 1.5 hours. I'm still sore, but the view is absolutely worth it! Downhill, it took an hour. Alternatively you can take also the gondola... ;)
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