Roys Peak Track, Wanaka

4.8
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Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
See one of New Zealand's geological wonders at Roys Peak Track in the Southern Alps. Head up the steep track starting at Raspberry Creek parking lot to witness the glacier as it dramatically tumbles over a cliff face in Mount Aspiring National Park. The well-maintained walkway to reach the glacier cuts through the surrounding alpine scenery and includes safety ropes lining the route. However, the trail can become slippery in inclement weather and access to the route is not permitted in particularly adverse conditions. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Roys Peak Track by using our Wanaka trip planning site.
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  • 4 years on from my first hike of Roys Peak, I decided to do it again this time with my partner, coincidentally again in early July. The weather forecast was perfect for the day. We started at 6.30 AM....  more »
  • This has to be one of NZs best day walks, with the most Instagramable photo opportunity waiting for you at the top. The hike is really tough though as you’re essentially walking up a 45* to 65...  more »
  • My partner and I did this track in July 2020. Thanks to Covid-19 and closed borders, the track was quiet and there were more than enough carparks. We did our walk on a cold morning. Now with both...  more »

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