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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  • Definitely a must to do during your stay at Queenstown. First part of the trail is steep but if you take your time, it's ok and you can easily do it. I did it in one hour until the top! Don't stop to ...  more »
  • We started at 10am quite a bit of frost on the ground but it disappeared by the time we were on the way down. In winter you definitely need hiking boots or runners with a bit of grip. The steepest par...  more »
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  • This is a really nice hike! Not too far, nor too hard. Beautiful views and only takes a couple of hours.
  • This place is a wonderful one
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