Duration: 2 hours return, 30 minutes additional for summit

Best time to go: All year

Location: Queenstown

Starting/Finish Point: Downtown Queenstown

Difficulty: Intermediate

Bike too? Yes, steep riding.

For a moderate challenge, starting directly from downtown, visitors can test their legs on the Queenstown Hill Loop Track up to the ‘Basket of Dreams’, a favourite lookout spot.

The three-hour walk starts and finishes on Belfast Street, or from downtown Queenstown (follow Ballarat Street and then Kerry Drive to Belfast Tce) and offers views over the Wakatipu basin to Cecil Peak, the Frankton Arm and Queenstown Bay.

The Reward. Stunning views around the Wakatipu Basin and a cardio fix to boot.