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Good uphill walk to the top of the gondola

If you want MORE activity in Queenstown and don't want to pay for the gondola and skip the queues... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Maryke W
Get a sweat on!

Thought this would take longer than it did. Climbing through the forrest and then suddenly we are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Lomond Cres | Starts at the base of the gondola, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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All reviews great walk challenging walk heart rate queenstown hill ben lomond starts right tree trunks varied terrain coming down cable car takes about an hour dirt road skyline gondola great views of queenstown well worth the effort take your time new zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want MORE activity in Queenstown and don't want to pay for the gondola and skip the queues than take the Tiki Trail - we marked, ice uphill walk through the trees. Really enjoyed the serenity and the view from the top is magnificent....More

Thank Maryke W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought this would take longer than it did. Climbing through the forrest and then suddenly we are at the gondola.

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely walk along well marked trails and fire trails up to the gondola area of Queenstown. It is a moderately strenuous walk with quite steep sections and some rocky scrambles. There are mountain bike trails and zippiness that descend through the area...More

Thank Brissy77
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I hiked this trail after overnight rain. Given it is the trial that goes from town to the Gondola area I was very disappointed with the condition the trail was in, it was very slippery and degraded, numerous side trails were in use, and the...More

4  Thank N5493QVwendyk
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I've done this track several times mainly because I don't want to pay the gondola fees. Great walk with several carved out tiki chairs along the walk. This is a great trail to get to the Skyline as well as to the start of Ben...More

2  Thank Sang_from_Oz
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

The walk starts near the gondola. There is an information board near the bottom. The route up is rather steep and the trail has been covered in the remnants of chopped down trees. In places you will need to do a bit of climbing and...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This is a steep climb through the forest taking around an hour to complete (and about half hour to descend). I would definitely recommend wearing proper hiking shoes as the lower part of the trail is quite muddy and the upper part can be very...More

Thank BIGbUrJe
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I used Ben Lomond side to go up to the skyline gondola station and took this path to go down to QT. The trail was slippery, narrow, and steep. So be careful and prepare good trekking shoes. Avoid rainy days or a day after rain....More

1  Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This was a highlight of my trip, it’s tough at the start but exceptionally rewarding. It had rained for a good few days beforehand so the track was slippery in parts, however just take your time and enjoy it. There were moments (mainly coming down)...More

1  Thank Dahee
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Not the most interesting hike, but okay if you don't want spend the money on the gondola. Its just very steep and in the forest. Be mindful if it had just rained as I know a lot of people who fell down.

1  Thank DeborahM1528
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