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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  • We didn't know yet what we exactly want to do in Queenstown, so we opted for a short hike. The views over Lake Wakatipu was beautiful! Although we are relatively fit, we found some extremely steep paths. Thus for people with knee problems absolutely not suitable!
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  • Amazing walk to do, the scenery is fantastic and you'll find yourself stopping every 50 meters to take photos. You'll get the best view in Queenstown and to top it off it's also not crowded with touri...  more »
  • We took the walk from central Queenstown - it is a vigorous 15 min 'pretty' walk from mall to where walk officially starts -there is a carpark there I suggest drive to carpark as from then on the grad...  more »