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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  • We decided to earn the view by walking up the Tiki trail, took us about an hour to walk up and it is like another world in amongst the trees with some great views along the way. The hill is incredibly...  more »
  • We did this hike first thing in the morning and it really got the blood pumping. Fantasic Views over queenstown  more »
  • Good walking track for one and a half hours exercise (return approx 3 -4 hours). You will reward with a breath taking view of the Remarkables.  more »