Bowen Peak

  • 1 hr 30 min return via same track
  • Easy/medium

A grassy peak neighbouring Ben Lomond behind Queenstown.

Ben Lomond • By Matthew.
Key information
Walking time
1 hr 30 min
Distance
2.0km
Type
Return via same track
Return via same track
Grade
Easy/medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Saddle beneath Ben Lomond
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Maps
NZTopo50-CC11
Altitude
1,316m – 1,631m
Altitude change 315m
This route is a good extension to the walk up Ben Lomond, and takes about 45 minutes each way from the saddle beneath Ben Lomond. There is no track up Bowen Peak, and the summit is a peaceful contrast to the rather crowded summit of Ben Lomond. From the saddle, follow the easy spur, picking your way through sub-alpine scrub. Patches of bare shingle make the walking easier, but it is never challenging. A rather rustic trig marker sits on top, where there is a good view of Ben Lomond as well as the Wakatipu Basin to the east  and the "ski jump" outline of Peninsula Hill (a roche moutonnée) to the south east. 
Map
ID 1786

About this track

Added 18 March 2007 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 18 March 2007 by MatthewMatthew.
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