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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  • Although the track is well formed and ready to follow there are some steep sections, including at the Belfast Street start. I took the right fork for the loop track and climbed anticlockwise to the...  more »
  • A great day hike which takes only a couple of hours to go up and down. Incredible views of Queenstown and the Remarks as well. It does get a bit tiring, but it's not necessarily hard! Would...  more »
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  • Nice walk up over Queenstown. Good views at the top.
  • Magnificent views and photo opportunities and the luge is so much fun
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