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Also known as Te Tapu-nui in the Maori (Eastern Polynesian language), Queenstown Hill is a small mountain near Queenstown in New Zealand. Standing at a height of 2976 ft. above the ground level, the mountain is a popular sightseeing spot and a tourist attraction in the region. The base of the hill, usually the lower elevation i.e. the areas in and around Frankton Road and Marina Heights, have residential households and setups while the middle elevation has dense vegetation of douglas fir and birch trees. The cliff of the mountain is mostly bare with grassy cover of tussock and native vegetation. Other than popular activities like trekking and hiking, the mountain offers enchanting panoramic vistas of the surroundings and valley below.
It is usually frequented by adventure sports enthusiasts and photography buffs who visit here to capture the bounteous natural beauty not only in their memories but also their cameras. A large part of the hill is also owned by the Middletons who bought the lease in 1963 and had the freehold on the land by 1978. The very famous Queenstown Hill Time Walk is organized on the part-owned by the Middletons.