Tiki Trail

Tiki Trail



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Gondola Base Building - 1 hour return

This steep, zig zag climb through pine forest emerges on the Skyline Access Road and provides alternative access to other tracks in the area.


Feature Value Info


South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township


  • Walking
  • Free


Johny's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

I don’t hike regularly and probably I’m not that fit, so this trail was quite a challenge. It’s quite steep, well protected by the trees. The view from the top is great. I took gondola down to protect my knees :-)

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Friederike East


Ranking: 9/10

Quite short (1 hour) but steep walk up. Not many people - happy to get away from touristic Queenstown. Choose different tracks and see mountain bikers. Last metres are boring. But if you are late enough the Gondola down might be free.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Lena's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Really hard to get up the hill but totally worth it. Awesome view.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Uta Dingebauer


Ranking: 8/10

We went up and down the track and saved the money we would have spent on the gondola. The tracks are really nice but its a hard trek going up.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Ina Daubenbuechel

Ranking: 7/10

Nice landscape, but uphill walk to the gondola is exhausting.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Anja S


Ranking: 8/10

1 and a half hours uphill, but really worth it. Amazing view and who wants to pay $25 for transport up there.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2013

Loesje's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Short walk (30-40min) up to where the famous gondola goes. But of course you don't pay and you're losing some weight :).
It is really UP, but it's a really nice trail. And the views here and there on the way, but especially on the top are ABSOLUTELY worth it. After you can walk down, take the gondola much cheaper down or mountainbike down on one of the many trails.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2012

Camille's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

A bit steep but nice.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

Rankers owner