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. Use our Queenstown trip itinerary maker site to arrange your visit to Queenstown Hill and other attractions in Queenstown.
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  • Great walk from town, quite steep but great views from the top, go beyond the Basket of Dreams all the way to the top  more »
  • Makes for a great 2 hours loop with the best views in town. Be sure to take a gander if you have the time.  more »
  • Seems to be a lot of varying opinions on the difficulty of this walk. I'm 25, of average fitness, and found it quite hard. It might be a short walk with a mostly smooth trail but it is 100% uphill...  more »

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