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Cecil Peak

Abseil down canyons, play a high-altitude hole of golf or take a scenic helicopter flight at this mountain peak on Lake Wakatipu.

1,978-metres (6,489-feet) high above the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Explore Cecil Peak via hiking tracks, canyoning tours and helicopter flights. Play a breathtaking par-3 hole on the edge of the mountain to marvel at the beauty of Queenstown and Otago’s arresting mountain landscapes.

Catch a water taxi from Steamer Wharf and travel across Lake Wakatipu to Refuge Point. After leaving the water taxi, follow a trail that skirts the lake’s shoreline. Set out on the uphill hike that passes green and rocky slopes on its way to the summit of Cecil Peak. Your reward for reaching the top is uninterrupted views of Ben Lomond, Queenstown Hill and The Remarkables range.

Board a helicopter in Queenstown’s Frankton suburb and sit back as you fly up to a ledge at the top of the mountain. Watch as the Kawarau River and the rooftops of Queenstown’s town centre disappear into the distance. Disembark from the helicopter to marvel at the 360-degree panorama before flying back to Frankton.

Another exciting way to see the mountain is on a guided canyoning tour. You’ll reach the mountain via helicopter or water taxi before putting on a harness and helmet to abseil down rock walls of up to 25 metres (82 feet). Brave the heart-puming jumps into pools and ravines.

Take the opportunity to play one of the world’s most unique golf holes. This par-3 hole tees off from a height of over 1,372 metres (4,500 feet ) and must be reached via helicopter from golf clubs located close to Queenstown. Choose between four tees, the longest of which has a distance of 285 metres (935 feet) to the hole.

Tours and water taxis depart regularly for Cecil Peak from Queenstown and its suburbs. Check the return timetable if arriving by water taxi. Winter snowfall can affect the availability of activities and access to walking tracks. Remember to wear appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.


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Millennium Hotel Queenstown

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    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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    Lakeside Maisonette - Absolute Lakefront

    Lakeside Maisonette - Absolute Lakefront

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      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated on a lake, this cottage is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Lake Wakatipu and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Crown Range. Skyline Gondola and SKYCITY Wharf Casino are also within 6 miles (10 km).

      Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown NZ$176
      Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown

      Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown

      93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Queenstown, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Steamer Wharf and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away.

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        Matakauri Lodge

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          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Offering direct access to the beach, this Closeburn lodge is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Wakatipu and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Crown Range. TSS Earnslaw Steamship and Moke Lake are also within 6 miles (10 km).

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          Chalet New Zermatt

          Chalet New Zermatt

          Lot 10 Forsetlines Rise, Queenstown, Otago
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Queenstown, this luxury chalet is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Lake Wakatipu and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Crown Range. Skyline Gondola and Moke Lake are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            Kamana Lakehouse NZ$175
            Kamana Lakehouse

            Kamana Lakehouse

            139 Fernhill Road, Queenstown
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Queenstown hotel is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of TSS Earnslaw Steamship, Skyline Gondola and Queenstown Gardens. Queenstown Hill and Shotover Jet are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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              11 Carlin Creek Drive, Kawarau Falls, Otago
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Kawarau Falls, this romantic holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Wakatipu and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Jacks Point Golf Course. Remarkables Park Town Centre and Queenstown Event Centre are also within 9 miles (15 km).

                Mercure Queenstown Resort NZ$135
                Mercure Queenstown Resort

                Mercure Queenstown Resort

                Sainsbury Road, Queenstown
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Steamer Wharf and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.