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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  • So I read multiple reviews stating this as an "easy walk". I'll be honest I don't think easy is the word I would've chosen lol. While it's not super difficult terrain, the walk is quite steep. I live ...  more »
  • This is on of the best walks in Central Otago. It is about 4.5 kilometres and a climb of about 500 metres to the summit from the start of the walk in Belfast Terrace. It requires moderate fitness and ...  more »
  • Took us about 2 hours to go up and come back down with adequate rest at the top. Some sections are steep but overall an easy walk. Views are spectacular with sweeping panoramas at the top rewarding th...  more »