Ben Lomond Track
Image: Padraic Prendergast | ©



The Ben Lomond Track is a demanding climb and a full day's hike with an 1,438 m elevation gain when completed from Queenstown. On a clear day trampers are rewarded at the summit with spectacular panoramic views.

Fitness required: High 
Gradient: Steep

11 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

6-8 hr return to Ben Lomond Summit from Queenstown Advanced: Tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

No fires are allowed. 

In winter you will need to carry and be able to use alpine equipment such as avalanche equipment, ice axe and crampons. The track may change between very slippery and muddy. 


Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Whakatipu-wai-Māori/Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 442 7935
Address 50 Stanley Street
Queenstown 9300
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