Queenstown Hill, Queenstown

4.8
#1 of 10 in Trails in Queenstown
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • My husband and i climbed the Queenstown Hill together in August 2020. Make sure you keep climbing right up to the summit - the views are worth it!  more »
  • We walked from our accommodation (Camp St) and we were already tired when we get to the starting point at Belfast St. But I guess if you are used to walking steep climb, you'll be fine. It took us...  more »

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