Top 5 Beautiful Walks in Queenstown

Every age and ability may find a walk in Queenstown, from wide flat trails that are accessible to wheelchairs and good for parents pushing strollers to challenge mountain climbs for fit, seasoned hikers. A little modest workout in Queenstown is rewarded with breathtaking sights. The Wakatipu Basin is heaven for trekkers, and some of the best day hikes in Queenstown can be found not so far from the town center. Therefore, it's time to go to Queenstown by booking the best hotels in Queenstown.

Pick one of these fantastic day treks, don your hiking boots, scale new heights, and take in the breathtaking views. Options include:

  • The Queenstown Gardens.
  • The picturesque Lake Hayes loop. 
  • Some hidden gems of walks in Arrowtown. 

​So, let's take a deep dive to explore the beautiful walks in Queenstown:

Queenstown Garden

Queenstown Gardens features exceptional year-round flora and fauna and offers a beautiful wheelchair-accessible option. Before returning to town, go through the small, cosmopolitan town center and explore the gift shops, boutiques, galleries, and high street label stores for some retail therapy. You can also explore the rose gardens, try Frisbee golf, or take a stroll along the edge of Lake Wakatipu.

Sunshine Bay Track

Take the Sunshine Bay route toward Glenorchy for a different viewpoint, and take the views of Cecil and Walter Peaks across the lake. Watch the TSS Earnslaw steam, Walter Peak Lake cruise ships enter the water, waving passengers on board. At Two Mile Creek Falls, a side track will take you to a waterfall. So, pack your bags and book apartments in Queenstown for a perfect holiday.

Ben Lomond Walkway

The Ben Lomond hike lasts the entire day. You leave the pines at 800 meters and make your way through the alpine tussock and bushes as you make your way to Ben Lomond Station, which is at 1326 meters.

Then, a difficult ascent is required to reach Ben Lomond's 1748m peak, which, on a clear day, offers views of Mt. Earnslaw and Mt. Aspiring. Depending on the weather, walkers aiming for the summit should allow six to eight hours, and from April to November, expect snow and ice above the bush line.

The Tiki Trail

Climb the Tiki Trail to the Gondola building for the best Queenstown views and good exercise. The Tiki Trail begins at the bottom of the gondola and ascends through forests to look at the top. After taking a few pictures and enjoying a drink, you may either make your way back down or, if the hike has improved, you can unwind in the gondola as you descend.

Lake Hayes Loop

​One of the most wonderful landscapes in the greater Queenstown area is circled by the Lake Hayes loop route. The two-hour hike around the lake's coast ascends to a ridgeline with views of the Remarkable. The reflections of the willow trees, reeds, mountains, and lakefront homes are magical on a flat, tranquil day. Now is the perfect time to book the best hotels in Queenstown to make your trip more awesome.

A day walk in a city like Queenstown will undoubtedly revitalize your body and soul.

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