Queenstown Hill Time Walk

The 500-meter climb up Queenstown Hill Time Walk to the summit of Te Tapu-nui is well rewarded by the views.

3 hr return

Getting there:

This track starts and ends on Belfast Street in Queenstown.

2-3 hours with Queenstown views

As the name indicates, the 1.5km long Queenstown Hill Time Walk is built to show the past, presence and future of Queenstown and the area around Lake Wakatipu.

While you spend some unforgettable time in Queenstown, you would certainly enjoy to take in the view from the summit of Te Tapunui. Queenstown Hill Time Walk is a climb through pine forest leading you up to the summit. 

Along the track are 6 information plates explaining the different epochs on the Lake Wakatipu. Illustrations about the Maori settlements, the goldrush, the developpment of Queenstown to the Adventure Capital of the World.

After a 500 metre climb you are rewarded with a 360° view of some of the main landmarks of the Queenstown area. You will see The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, parts of Lake Wakatipu and the Kawarau River. On top of the hill you will also find the big iron worked "Dream Basket", making the link into the future.

If you would like to enjoy a snack before descending, you might enjoy a little picnic on the shore of the small mountain lake.