- 1 hr 30 min return via same track
A grassy peak neighbouring Ben Lomond behind Queenstown.
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|1 hr 30 min
Return via same track
No bookings — open access
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|Saddle beneath Ben Lomond
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.