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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  • The short hike, which starts almost directly in the centre of Queenstown, is short but very sweat-inducing, as it is steep. However, the view from the summit compensates with great views over the lake, the airport and the mountains. Information boards give a glimpse into Queenstown's history.
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  • This is a great walk to warm you up to the many amazing views of scenic Queenstown. It was about a two hour return trip with a few stops to admire the views along the way that just kept getting better...  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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