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Hidden Hikes to explore in Arrowtown

Arrowtown is the gateway to many walking tracks and well-known hikes such as The Sawpit Gully Loop, Millennium Track and Tobins Track but that’s just the start of what’s on offer. If you’re looking for a real hill to climb look no further than Arrowtown’s secret peaks.
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5 winter walks with epic snow views

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Queenstown has many beautiful walks with epic snow views you can enjoy during winter. Don your scarf, hat, gloves and jacket plus some sturdy walking shoes and choose from five of the best.
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Routeburn Falls Hut Day Walk

If you only have a few hours instead of three days you can still experience one of New Zealand’s great walks, beech forest and stunning mountain views, by hiking in to the Routeburn Falls Hut return.
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Queenstown Hill Time Walk

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.
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Lakeside Trail

The Lakeside Trail starts in the heart of Kelvin Heights Peninsula tracing along the edge of Lake Wakatipu surrounded by historic farmlands and some of the most scenic residential areas New Zealand has to offer - a short day walk sure to reward even the most avid walkers.
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Lower Wye Creek Walking Track

Located on the west face of The Remarkables mountain range this rewarding hike follows the pipe line climbing alongside native beech forest and a stunning natural waterfall that cascades down to Lake Wakatipu.
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Five Great Day Walks in Queenstown with Lake Views

Queenstown’s beautiful landscapes are on display from all angles on our hiking trails. If glistening lake views are your thing, it’s worth the effort to see the curve of the shores carved by millennia of glacial movement from a lakeside trail. Choose from one of these five great day walks.
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