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The view from Roy's Peak

The Best Day Hikes Around Queenstown

Boasting epic views and hundreds of miles of trails, it's no wonder that Queenstown is one of the world's pre-eminent outdoor destinations. But the adventurous don't have to venture far from the town to enjoy spectacular views and hikes for all abilities.

Hiking Easy, Moderate

The view from Roy's Peak
The view from Roy's Peak


The nearest town to the trail head of a number of New Zealand's 'Great Walks', Queenstown attracts visitors throughout the year - and has a thriving local community of adventurers to boot. But not everything in the area requires multi-day planning and hardened bush walking abilities.

There are plenty of local hikes and trails for walkers (and runners) of all abilities. From trails leading in to the heart of the Remarkables, to hikes around the local lakes, there truly is something for everyone.

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