Walking & Hiking
Experience the beauty of Queenstown and Central Otago on foot and truly feel at one with the incredible natural landscape.
Queenstown is a walker’s paradise, with tracks for all ages and abilities - from stunning short walks where you can take in the beauty of the lake and mountains to multi-day hikes through New Zealand's rugged, unspoilt backcountry.
Walking is one of the best ways to see spectacular Queenstown, with most of the local beauty spots easily accessible on foot. For a brisk short hill climb, try local favourite Queenstown Hill, with spectacular views of the Remarkables and Cecil Peak from the summit - or why not challenge yourself by hiking Ben Lomond, one of the tallest peaks in the Queenstown region. Closer to Stoneridge, the gentle track around Lake Hayes is perfect for a leisurely stroll before dinner. More information on local walking tracks may be located on the Department of Conservation website.
New Zealand's Great Walks
Queenstown is the perfect base for a number of New Zealand's iconic Great Walks, said to be some of the finest hikes in the world. With their truly awe-inspiring views and natural landscapes, many visitors travel to New Zealand every year to experience the breathtaking beauty of these trails. Accommodation on the trails must be pre-booked.
Crossing the Southern Alps, this Great Walk links Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park.
New Zealand's most famous walk, this trail takes you on a hike through Fiordland National Park's awe-inspiring alpine and fiord scenery.
This walk is designed to showcase all of the very best features of Fiordland, from mountains and forests to waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys.
Please feel welcome to contact our reservations team for more information.
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