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WALKING AND TRAMPING TRACKS - QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND
Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, overlooked by the majestic Southern Alps, the town was named because "...it was fit for Queen Victoria." Queenstown is today recognised internationally as New Zealand's premier visitor destination. Queenstown has more than just breathtaking scenery and a diverse range of attractions, it's the people visitors find enchanting. In fact in 1998, Queenstown was again voted Friendliest Foreign City in a poll of 37,000 readers of Conde Nast Traveler, a top US Travel Publication. Queenstown first won the award in 1996.
Arawata Bridle Track
The Arawata Bridle Track follows part of the original bridle trail that connected Queenstown and Glenorchy.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  1 hr

Ben Lomond Track
The Ben Lomond Track is a demanding climb, but on clear days trampers are rewarded at the summit with spectacular panoramic views.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  7 hr

Bob�s Cove Bridle Track
On Bob's Cove Bridle Track you'll follow history along the original bridle track that linked Queenstown and Glenorchy.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  45 min

Bob�s Cove Track & Nature Walk
Along the Bob�s Cove Track and Nature Walk you'll find historic sites, swimming beaches and fishing opportunities.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  20 min

Crystal Battery Track
Retrace the miners� daily walk from their homes in Skippers to the Crystal Mine, their workplace in the 1930s and 40s.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  1 hr

Diamond Creek
The track at Diamond Creek follows the true left bank of the creek to Lake Reid.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  30 min

Double Barrel Creek
The Double Barrel Creek Track is an easy half-hour loop track through red beech forest.
Category:  Short walk
Completion Time:  30 min

Fernhill - One Mile Track
Along the Fernhill - One Mile Track you'll see a mixture of exotic and beech forest, with alpine tussocklands at the highest sections.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  3 - 4 hr

Frankton Arm Walkway
The well-used Frankton Walkway provides a pleasant stroll or bicycle ride along the lakeshore between Queenstown and Frankton.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  1 hr 30 min

Glacier Burn
At Glacier Burn you'll climb through beech forest to Glacier Basin. Follow the creek beyond to view the Humboldt Mountains.
Category:  Tramping track
Completion Time:  2 - 4 hr

Glenorchy Walkway
Glenorchy Walkway offers excellent opportunities to view bird life, including black swans and Canada Geese, as its boardwalk traverses wetlands just north of Glenorchy. A great family walk ideal for picnics with views of Mt Earnslaw/Pikirakatahi.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  1 hr loop track

Invincible Gold Mine
Built by miners in the 1880s, the Invincible Gold Mine Track is an uphill walk that offers wonderful views of the Rees Valley and Mt Earnslaw/Pikirakatahi.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  3 hr return

Kelvin Peninsula Track
The Kelvin Peninsula Track follows along the southern side of Frankton Arm and alternates from sidling below homes to traversing through regenerating native bush.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  1hr 30 min

Lake Dispute to Moke Lake Track
From Lake Dispute you can walk to Moke Lake.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  2 hr

Lake Dispute Track
On the Lake Dispute Track you'll climb steeply through shrubland before reaching this high country lake.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  45 min

Lake Rere
A steep climb through red beech eases before reaching picturesque Lake Rere, a popular tourist destination in the late 19th century.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  4 - 6 hr

Lake Sylvan Track
This well-defined track leads through old moraine river terraces and tall red beech/tawhai raunui to pretty Lake Sylvan.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  40 min

Mount Alfred
A good zigzag track climbs three quarters of the way up Mt Alfred. From there you'll follow a marked route to the bushline.
Category:  Tramping track
Completion Time:  3 - 4 hr

One Mile Creek Walk
One Mile Creek Walk follows an old pipeline up to One Mile Dam, once part of one of New Zealand�s first hydro-electric power schemes.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  1 hr 30 min

Queenstown Hill Time Walk
The 500-metre climb up Queenstown Hill Time Walk to the summit of Te Tapu-nui (mountain of intense sacredness) is well rewarded by the views.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  2 - 3 hours

Seven Mile Track / Wilson Bay Track
Seven Mile Track and Wilson Bay Track are dual-purpose tracks for walkers and mountain bikers.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  1 hr 30 min

Skippers area short walks
There are a number of short walks in the Skippers area, providing an insight to the early pioneer mining era.
Category:  Short walk

Sunshine Bay Walk
Sunshine Bay Walk is a native bush walk that follows along the lakeshore to the Sunshine Bay jetty and carpark.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  45 min

Twelve Mile Delta to Bob�s Cove Track
From Twelve Mile Delta to Bob's Cove Track is a 1.5 hour/one way walk where you'll see ancient marine sediments.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  1 hr 30 min

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