Roys Peak Track, Wanaka

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  • We are started at 04:00 in the morning to watch the sunrise on the Summit. I would make it again and again so! The way itself is strenuous and dull uphill run. So all the better that you go running in the dark and can't see how far it still goes up. The Sunrise is beyond description!
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  • The walk is quite heavy, but on a clear day, really beautiful. Afterwards we had a parking ticket because we (with 40 others) at an interrupted yellow stripe had parked and apparently not. Nzd60 is still to do but still sin.
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  • Don’t let people put you off by saying it’s a tough walk! If you start early and take plenty of rests on the way up, then you will make it to the top ok. And you will be rewarded with some amazing vie...  more »
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  • AMAZING AS! 1200 meter climb over 8 kilometers was exhausting. It took us just under 3 hours to reach the top. The views are absolutely stunning. If you can't handle the full climb, any distance you go will award you with beautiful views of the Glendhu Valley. You really should shoot for the top though since the 360° view is to die for! Bring at least 1.5 litres of water per person on a warm day.
  • Beautiful hiking area, although the hike isn't exactly rugged. Very steep, wide path filled with tourists in busy season. Be prepared to summit with numerous other people and spend some time waiting to get a picture at the top without people. Either way, it's a beautiful view. There are better hikes in the area.
  • Great view of Lake Wanaka along the way. However, I won't classify it as an easy trek for beginner. No doubt the paths are broad, it's a trek that you have to climb uphill continuously for a couple of hours before reaching the peak. Way back downhill can have a toll on the knees as well.
  • This is a serious hike that takes it out of you. It is an uphill battle the entire way up the snaking trail to the top. Be sure to take plenty of water with you and sunscreen because there is practically no shelter. The views along the way are incredible and the peak is absolutely breathtaking.
  • This track offers possibly the finest views of any day hike in New Zealand across lake Wanaka and the Alps!!

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