The Southern Alps and Fiordland Places

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Queenstown

Hiking

Several scenic walks branch out from town. For a history lesson with your ramble, head to the Time Walk, entering through an iron gateway on the Queenstown Hill trail. Narrative panels line the route; it takes about two hours. The Ben Lomond Track takes you to one of the highest peaks in the basin. Take the gondola to the summit, then follow signs to the saddle and the steep climb to the peak (5,730 feet). This can be a full-day walk, so make sure you bring all the necessary supplies.

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