Queenstown Hill, Queenstown

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Hiking Trail
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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  • The view is good enough but it is totally over commercialised. But if you don't mind that? It's nice.  more »
  • Bring a lot of water its a great hike and views. I love the air up there and the green. Nice place to dog;) bring a lot of water. It a lot of up hill a lot ballarat street is no fun to walk up!! You c...  more »
  • Lovely way to see the town! Tougher walk than the average due to uneven nature, bit really lovely. Nice to stop and see the places from time to time on the walk. Plus, the top has some pretty cool stu...  more »