The summit walk is a long day out and the last section of the track is very steep. Or choose to finish at the saddle, about half way up and still a nice view of the Queenstown area.
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Good day out, leave early, at least by 0700.
Very nice day walk. It says around 7 hours to return but it is possible to make it in 5 hours. Very cold on the top so good/warm equipment required. Maybe a little bit too crowded after lunch.
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Beautiful walk up to the Ben Lomond Summit. The walk is uphill all the time, but in a doable way. The last hour is steep but you will be rewarded with stunning views and Keas.
Tough days walking but amazing views at the top. Paths are well maintained. A good strenuous walk for modestly fit people.
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Strenuous walk from the start. However, it is rewarded with great views.
Hike was steep as entered from the ground. However, beautiful views. Also really busy but a really good length of hike.
I did this walk in the winter when the DOC said that crampons should be worn and I was wearing Converse so I found it very challenging. The view from the top is very rewarding. I think it would be quite achievable for most in Summer.
One of the better day hikes out of Queenstown. Fair bit of deviation gain and the view is spectacular in every direction.
A hard track but so worth it!
In the beginning we had a bit of trouble to find the access point for this trail, but then it was a nice tour with nice views, though we did not have the best weather.
Very scenic, at least when the weather is good. Tough walk, badly signposted, but all trails lead to Ben Lomond at the end. Start at the end of Thompson Street or Wynyard Crescent. Took us 5 hours return (fast walking).
Nice hike but a lot of people along the way - also some people without hiking experience so that stones were falling down on the way - luckily nobody was standing there.
Well marked track with excellent views of Queenstown lakes.