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Ben Lomond Walkway

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Address: behind Skyline Gondola, Queenstown, New Zealand
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Best view of anywhere nearby

Great hike to the Ben Lomond summit. If you're feeling tired you can stop at the saddle and still get great views. 3 hours up, about 2 down. Bring enough water and some snacks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great hike to the Ben Lomond summit. If you're feeling tired you can stop at the saddle and still get great views. 3 hours up, about 2 down. Bring enough water and some snacks! Also go with your headlamp and catch a sunset up there. Unreal!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I got a head start with help from the Skyline Gondola (there is a fee). The scenery along this hike are incredible with great views of Queenstown, The Remarkables, Lake Wakatipu, and more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great day out, good exercise! Can be a little hard a times, but the view at the top is so worth it. Make sure you wrap up warm as it can be a little cold at the top!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I walked Ben lomond with friends a few weeks back. We left at 4am so we were at the top for sunrise which was well worth it! It is steep but we actually didn't realise how steep till the way back down as it was dark on the way up and we only had a small torch each! We only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very good and easy mountain to run up and down even when there is some snow, Although it is quoted to take 8 hours return from Queenstown you can run it in less than two and a half hours as I did. The views are also fantastic.

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North Lakes, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Although the weather was a bit grey when we decided to start our climb up the mountain, the Tiki Track up to Ben Lomond was so much fun! The views along the way down onto Queenstown were amazing and the track challenging enough for someone who never climbed a mountain before. Due to the clouds hanging low and the weather... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Allow 3 hours from Fernhill if you are walking to the top. Sccenery was spectacular from the top. Well worth the hike up. Take water, food and appropriate clothing as conditions can change quickly. We ran down, which took an hour. Great for training, quads were sore the next few days!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Since I had a later start than I wanted, I took the Gondola up to begin my trek. The trail was clear and well marked. From gondola to summit took 2.5 hrs - much of the delay was due to muddy trail along the snow line. If I were to do it over, I'd bring hiking poles or finding a... More 

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Ballston Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I did not do the entire walkway do to time constraints, basically my body saying times up. The bit I did do, was an amazing hike on a warm last summers day. Trails were clearly marked. Watch out for the mountain goats. They kept their distance and I kept mine. A great experience with awesome views. You can pick up... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

well worth the effort and the views are amazing. A great warm up before heading off on the routeburn etc. suggest using the gondola to skip the first steep section

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