This easy walk around Kelvin Peninsula is a short drive from Queenstown, and provides views of the area’s most iconic landmarks.
This relatively easy walk around the Kelvin Peninsula provides grandstand views of Lake Wakatipu, various peaks over the water, of Queenstown and Ben Lomond, and also the Remarkables. If golf is more your thing then the peninsula has a very picturesque golf course. It’s a fifteen minute drive from Queenstown around Frankton Arm to the fancy pants suburb of Kelvin Heights, where you can park your car; (and about 7-8 minutes from Frankton). The track runs around the outside of the peninsula and golf course, and is easy to find.
We are lucky enough to stay in Kelvin Heights when holidaying in the Queenstown area, so we just wander out the back of the house to start on this trail, or else along the connected Jacks Point Track.
Kelvin Peninsula Walk: The Scenery
It was pretty windy when we did this walk on Christmas Day 2016, but I’ve included a couple of very contrasting photos from May 2017, when the weather conditions were picture-perfect calm.