Have you heard of the Queenstown Hill Time Walk?
If you are looking for a free, exhilarating activity in Queenstown, then this walk should be on your short list.
Queenstown and the surrounding area offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.
The Queenstown Hill Time Walk stretches some five hundred metres through the forest and takes you to the summit of Te Tapu-nui, which translates to "the mountain of intense sacredness".
Your walk will take you to the "Basket of Dreams" sculpture, together with several information plaques pointing out various features of the region.
The walk to the summit is well worth it, and the views are breathtaking.
For a break before descending, take a snack to enjoy beside the lake near the summit. How serene is that!
The walk starts close to the city centre at a car park in Belfast Terrace.
The track is managed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council and parts of the track traverse private land.
Fitness Level Required
Intermediate, as it can be steep in places.
Time/Distance - around three hours / four kilometres return
There's lots more to see and do here in Queenstown
If you are planning a Queenstown holiday then you probably already know that Queenstown is regarded as New Zealand's "Adventure Capital".
And with very good reason.
Thrill seekers are rewarded with a huge variety of things to do here including several bungy sites, jetboating, white water rafting, para sailing and much more.
But Queenstown also has a "softer" side. For lovers of fine food, stunning scenery, and just lazing around, this is the perfect place.
In Queenstown you can be as "mild" or as "wild" as the mood takes you.
Here's a few of our favourite things to do in Queenstown:
* Take the Skyline Gondola to Bob's Peak for sensational views. If you have time, relax with lunch or dinner at the Stratosfare Restaurant. A very special place to relax as the sun sets.
* Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the historic steamship the TSS Earnslaw. Very relaxing and lots of great photo opportunities out on the lake. The optional trips to Walter Peak station for lunch or dinner are worth considering.
* The scenic drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the village of Glenorchy is a great way to pass a few hours.
* Browse the stalls at the local Queenstown markets.
You can learn more about this amazing destination on our Queenstown page here.