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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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  • Now don't get me wrong it is hard work, my sister was cursing me after an hour. It is an incline most of the way up as it zigzags through the farmland but once you get to the top it is so worth it. th...  more »
  • Spectacular views can be expected at the peak, which is only made better at sunrise. To witness this you will need an early start (maybe 3am) . It's very hot during the day but very cold and windy in ...  more »
  • We took 3hrs up and 2.5hrs down, didn't get to the peak but high enough to the ridges. I guess we have hiked 14km return without reaching the peak. I consider this hike a very good ratio of time and r...  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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