Queenstown Local Walks

Pull on your hiking boots and stretch your legs! There’s no better way to explore Queenstown and its surrounds than stepping onto one of its renowned walking tracks. Breath-taking waterfalls, unique wildlife and plant life, see New Zealand’s natural beauty at your own walking pace. Find out about must-do walks for all abilities here, as well as tips and advice on how to prepare for one of New Zealand’s Great Walks.

Mt Crichton Loop Track

A trail nestled amongst the foliage of grand mountain beech and mature manuka trees, the Mt Crichton Loop Track is definitely a tramp worth exploring. Swamped with iconic historical landmarks from the gold mining industry, such as a ‘tail race’ tunnel, an 85 year old backcountry hut built from stone and a ‘sluiced’ canyon.

Rob Roy Glacier Track

Slung over the steep mountains in the Mt Aspiring national park you'll find Rob Roy's glacier greeting you with grandeur. From Raspberry Creek carpark, a 15 minute valley walk brings you gently to the foot of the ascent through the entry of a long swing bridge.

12 Mile Delta to Bobs Cove

On the outskirts of Queenstown, Bob's Cove nestles peacefully amongst red beech and manuka forestry. Roughly 2 hours one-way, the track meanders through native bush and siddles the waterfront. Towards the end of the track you find a wooden jetty, which hangs over the stunningly blue lake water.

Kelvin Heights to Jacks Point

Kelvin Heights provides the gateway to a beautiful 4 hour walking track around the shores of lake Watakipu. Either starting Starting at Jardine carpark, briefly pass through tall pine forest, which suddenly breaks onto rolling tussock landscape.

Queenstown Hill

Just minutes from the bustling hub of the town centre, the Queenstown Hill trail has to be one of the most popular and accessible scenic walks in Queenstown. The gentle gradient and stunning scenery make it enjoyable for the whole family, and young and old alike will find the trail a pleasure to hike.


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