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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  • Pick a good weather day, take some water, some enthusiasm and perseverance and you will be glad you did it! You can go at your own pace, make the extra effort to go that bit further when you reach the...  more »
  • Just a short walk to the start of the trail. Weather permitting, it’s a one to two hour hike round trip. Well groomed path, easy, beautiful views of Queenstown once you get to top. Definitely recommen...  more »
  • Great views, beautiful location with views of the beautiful Lake WAKATIPU. Not to be missed when we're in Queenstown.
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