Peak Bagging New Zealand

South Island => Queenstown Hill => Topic started by: juliabecker on April 21, 2009, 02:28:34 AM

Title: Queenstown Hill at Easter 2009
Post by: juliabecker on April 21, 2009, 02:28:34 AM
Jon and I had a go at Queenstown Hill this easter.  Its an interesting walk...there's a nice gentle upward track that meanders up through forest (as part of a loop walk) and then you pop out above the trees near a 'big bowl' sculpture. (The 'basket of dreams' or something like that??).  At the sculpture there are fantastic views of the Remarkables, Lake Wakatipu and Queentown.

Then continue on about 15 minutes upwards until you reach a cairn, from which there are more great views.  Be warned though the cairn is not the top of Queenstown Hill - you need to walk a little further along undulating countryside to reach the true summit.  A map (and GPS) would certainly help identify when you are really there.

Queentown Hill is a nice half day walk and certainly easier than Ben Lomond, if you're not keen on that option.  We were going to do Ben Lomond but were thwarted by Jon's foot injury plus the fact it snowed on the mountains the day before we arrived.