New Zealand South Island: Queenstown Hill Time Walk

New Zealand offers countless walking and hiking trails with picture-perfect views, but if you happen to stay at Queenstown, then Queenstown Hill Time Walk will definitely excite you with its 360 panoramic view of almost all of the landmarks around the this beautiful town.

Wikipedia briefs about this walk:

Queenstown Hill, also known by its Māori name of Te Tapu-nui (mountain of intense sacredness),[2] is a small 907 metres (2,976 ft) mountain near Queenstown, New Zealand in the South Island.

The Time Walk is a walk on the Queenstown Hill that was created to mark the Millennium in the year 2000.[3] The entrance to the trail is on Belfast Terrace. … The walk takes about three hours return, but can be shortened by not walking the full loop.[4]

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Unlike the Routeburn Track that found unchallenging by most of us, this trail is not an easy one as it has a const elevation that could be very strenuous…

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Encountered some interesting art of rubbles left by previous tourists…

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Not far from the summit of Queenstown Hill lies the sculpture Basket of Dreams by Caroline Robinson. IMG_2064

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The view at the summit of Queenstown Hill made our 1.5-hour non-stop elevation worth it. From left to right: The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, and of course, Lake Wakatipu. Click the picture to enjoy this panorama:

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Attempting to take some creative shots…

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Going down was easy…

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Can’t help stopping to admire these beautiful lupins…

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The track starts and ends at Belfast Street in Queenstown. In case you need a map:

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. bernquist says:

    That is awesome! I have a picture almost identical to that from my trip to Queenstown about three years ago! Really makes me miss it.

    1. Michael Xu says:

      Absolutely! Glad that the pics brings back your good memories! I have a feeling that I will visit this beautiful town at some point in the future.

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