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Start of the Moonlight Track73 views
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Posing on the rock ledge112 views
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Start of the walk108 views
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Moonlight Track101 views
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Moonlight Track89 views
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Looking up the Shotover River81 views
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Looking up Moonlight Creek with Moonlight Lodge in the distance96 views
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Heading up to Ben Lomond Saddle119 views
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Moonlight Track81 views
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Seffertown124 views
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Junction of Moonlight Creek and Shotover River97 views
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Looking up Moonlight Creek75 views
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Looking to Ben Lomond about half way up to the saddle78 views
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Looking North West from near the saddle69 views
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Approaching the saddle71 views
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Ben Lomond137 views
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Getting close to the saddle75 views
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Western ridgeline of Ben Lomond74 views
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Lake Wakatipu View from Ben Lomond Saddle85 views
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Looking down McConnochie Creek71 views
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Queenstown & Remarkables from the saddle83 views
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Sign just below the saddle135 views
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Cecil Peak from the saddle80 views
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The descent72 views
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Ben Lomond from the Queenstown side92 views
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Route Map225 viewsStarted the walk from Arthurs Point at the entrance to the Moonlight Track. This follows the trail up the Shotover River and Moonlight Creek, before heading uphill just before Seffertown. It's then a gentle but steady climb to Ben Lomond Saddle (1316m), with the option of either climbing Ben Lomond or Bowen Peak. Then it's all downhill to Queenstown. Total ascent is just over 1000m and total descent is about 1200m.
   
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