10 of our Favourite Queenstown Walks

10 Walks & Day Hikes to add to your Queenstown bucket list

  1. Bobs Cove Track & Nature Walk
    Easy | 20 minutes one way

    Known for its beautiful blue waters, Bob’s cove is a prime spot for a walk, ride or even a dip in the lake.

  2. Kelvin Heights Peninsula Track
    Easy | 1 hour one way

    Walking along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, this track offers spectacular views with plenty of photo worthy stops and rope swings.

  3. Arrowtown River Walk
    Easy | 1 hour

    Stroll or bike along the Arrow River Track also known as the Millenium Walkway.

  4. Lake Hayes Track
    Easy – Moderate | 2-3 hours

    Walk, run or bike around lovely Lake Hayes. On a still day you will be treated to amazing reflections of the surrounding mountains.

  5.  Tobbins Track
    Moderate | 1 hour

    Walk along the 4WD track up to the Crown Terrace where you will receive panoramic across Arrowtown.

    Tobins Track

  6. Queenstown Hill
    Moderate | 2-3 hours

    A Queenstown must-do, Queenstown Hill is a great year-round hike offering spectacular views at the top.

    Tip: many people turn around at the Basket of Dream sculpture. Make sure you make the final hike to the summit, the views are worth it!

  7. Mt Crichton Loop Track
    Easy – Moderate | 2-3 hours

    Starting along the road to Glenorchy, the Mt Crichton Loop Track will take you past the historic Sam Summer Hut, Twelve Mile Creek and provide aerial views of Lake Dispute and Lake Wakatipu.

  8. Sawpit Gully
    Moderate | 3 hours

    Stroll along the Arrow River before climbing to the Eichardt Flat where you can take in great views of the Wakatipu basin.

  9. Moonlight Track
    Moderate | 4 hours one-way

    Starting at Moke Lake, the Moonlight track takes you through Ben Lomond Station ending at the Shotover River, Arthurs Point.

  10. Ben Lomond Summit
    Moderate – Difficult | 6- 8 hours

    After a steep hike to the summit you are rewarded with breath-taking 360 degree views across the Queenstown region.

Walks are ranked for easiest to most difficult. Check the DOC website for track conditions before you set out on your adventures.