Queenstown Hill Walkway is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Queenstown, Otago Region, New Zealand that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
A tough walk, but well worth it! The views from the top are stunning! The ascent is demanding, but okay if you take your time. And uphill one way means downhill the other way!
This is NOT an easy trail! It is basically straight uphill for the first part. My quads were killing me for the next four days. If you start in the town and walk to the trailhead like we did, it is crazy straight up. And in my opinion, a hiking trail should not be completely smoothed out of all the natural elements (i.e. rocks, etc). This makes it more difficult to climb a steep pitch. And far less interesting.