Roys Peak Track, Wanaka

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Roys Peak is a mountain in New Zealand, standing between Wanaka and Glendhu Bay. It offers a full-day walk, with views across Lake Wanaka and up to the peak of Mount Aspiring/Tititea. The track zigzags steeply up the side of Mount Roy, through thick grass until the ridge to the summit.
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  • August 16, 2017
    You can't have researched into visiting New Zealand without hearing about this hike! We stayed in Wanaka town and had a clear day! The starting point is about 10minute drive along one road down 'Mt As...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    I'm certainly not a seasoned hiker, so I found this track pretty challenging. It's steep the entire way up, which took around 2.5 hours to get up. Plenty of stops were needed along the way, but the vi...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    We were lucky enough to get perfect blue skies and no wind for the walk. It took us around 2hours to get to the first peak and another 45min to reach the summit. We weren't sure whether to head up the...  more »

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As a popular ski and resort town, Wanaka offers an abundance of accommodation options. Views of the lake can be requested at the many boutique and luxury hotels, while travelers aiming to get straight up into the mountains may want to try one of the multitude of more affordable resorts and campsites. Good connections take visitors up the slopes and down again to their bed for the night. For those traveling into the town by car, motels are dotted along the main roads, offering good access to Wanaka itself and the surrounding scenery.
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