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Some of New Zealand's best walks are accessible from Queenstown. Explore the diverse landscapes of Queenstown and our surrounding regions on foot.

Queenstown is a hiking destination with breath-taking varied scenery, from lofty mountains and native beech forests, to wild rivers, waterfalls and glassy lakes. Untouched nature and stunning natural sights are within easy reach of Queenstown's bustling town centre.

Near to three of New Zealand's Great Walks, two national parks and offering a stunning collection of short walks, day walks, and multi-day hikes, it’s easy to lace up your boots and surround yourself with awe-inspiring scenery in Queenstown, Glenorchy, Fiordland and beyond.

Whether you’re hiking with the family, looking for your next peak to conquer, or seeking a multi-day adventure, Queenstown has accessible trails for all ages and abilities. 

Plan your Queenstown hiking adventure with this guide to our services and infrastructure including track transporthiking equipment hireguided hikes and all-inclusive packages to explore remote wilderness with local experts. Head for the hills and breathe that fresh mountain air on a magnificent hiking holiday in Queenstown.

Beyond walking, Queenstown offers plenty of other opportunities to explore the outdoors. From climbing to kayaking, to canyoning and biking, Queenstown invites you to escape the every day and immerse yourself in our surrounds. Before heading out on your outdoor adventure, visit the Queenstown Department of Conservation for up-to-date information on mountain safety and track conditions, and the Mountain Safety Council for practical tips and planning advice. For more information on hiking tracks and activities in the lower South Island, visit the Fiordland website.

Explore the Southern Alps on foot and reconnect with nature in Queenstown.

Plan Your Queenstown Hiking Adventure

Guided Walks & Hikes

Hiking Equipment Hire

Track Transport

Preparing For Your Hiking Trip

Outdoor Safety

Queenstown Walking & Hiking Tracks

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