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Holidays in Cecil Peak

Holiday Travel Guide
Cecil Peak showing views, a bay or harbour and mountains

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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1244 Cheap Hotels Near Cecil Peak

Ramada Queenstown Central
Ramada Queenstown Central
4 out of 5
24 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is AU$172 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Located near the slopes, this Queenstown City Centre hotel is situated in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Gondola, and is ...
4.4/5Excellent! (365 reviews)
"Excellent clean Hotel in a great location. Will be good when the restaurant opens too."

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2021

Ramada Queenstown Central
Kamana Lakehouse
Kamana Lakehouse
4.5 out of 5
139 Fernhill Road, Queenstown
The price is AU$288 per night from 17 Aug. to 17 Aug.
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 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (199 reviews)
"Stayed 4 nights here and it is so beautiful and cosy in winter, we had a standard king room and it was incredibly clean, had everything you needed such as a smart room and google chrome cast on the TV."

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2021

Kamana Lakehouse
Lakeside Bliss Homestead
Lakeside Bliss Homestead
This family-friendly Ben Lomond holiday home is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Gondola. CaddyShack City Mini Golf ...
Lakeside Bliss Homestead
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Mercure Queenstown Resort
Mercure Queenstown Resort
4 out of 5
Sainsbury Road, Queenstown
The price is AU$169 per night from 17 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Mercure Queenstown Resort
Kamana Lakehouse
Kamana Lakehouse
4.5 out of 5
139 Fernhill Road, Queenstown
The price is AU$288 per night from 17 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Kamana Lakehouse
Ramada Queenstown Central
Ramada Queenstown Central
4 out of 5
24 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is AU$172 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Ramada Queenstown Central
Lakeside Bliss Homestead
Lakeside Bliss Homestead
Lakeside Bliss Homestead
Jacks Point Lakehouse
Jacks Point Lakehouse
5 Refuge Lane, Jacks Point
Jacks Point Lakehouse
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
CNR STANLEY AND SYDNEY STREET, Queenstown
The price is AU$239 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Lakeside Maisonette - Absolute Lakefront
Lakeside Maisonette - Absolute Lakefront
Glenorchy Road, Closeburn, Otago
Lakeside Maisonette - Absolute Lakefront
Heritage Queenstown
Heritage Queenstown
4.5 out of 5
91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown
The price is AU$212 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
Heritage Queenstown
Matakauri Lodge
Matakauri Lodge
5 out of 5
569 Glenorchy Road, Lake Wakatipu, Closeburn
The price is AU$1,612 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Matakauri Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.