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The track is closed for lambing from 1 October - 10 November each year. Always check the website for changes that might affect your trip.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Wanaka-Mount Apsiring Road | Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka, New Zealand
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All reviews rob roy glacier gravel road start early amazing views hours return swing bridge lots of water day hike walking poles viewing point tough climb viewing area rental car bring enough coming down hiking boots hanging glacier
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are Alaverage hikers. Started at 5am and completed in 6 1/2 hours. Views all the way to the summit are worth the pain. I had previously done some difficult hikes but I would rate this the toughest because of its steep elevation all the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sandeepa212
Reviewed 6 days ago

Everyone says this hike is super busy but we were fine starting around 9AM. We probably waited 5 min for the iconic photo, but honestly the views are just as good at the very top without the wait. A must do in Wanaka

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MFSB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This might be very popular, but -given the view - well worth the long slog up the hill. Arrive early to get a parking space and more importantly, avoid the worst of the summer heat on the way up

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank himalheidi1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked this whilst in Wanaka and we are so glad we did this. I found it tough as it is really steep but it took us around 4.5 hours. Well worth the views. Unfortunately it was a little misty so we could not see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank cerimorris93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably most reviewers would have agreed that the views are amazing. You would have a chance to have a 360 degrees view once you are close to the top. We woke up at 315am and got to the car park by 4am. Took us close...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 183adrians
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good parking area and the track up is wide and excellent. There are some quite steep ascents so don’t rush at it ( especially if you are in your late 60’s like I am). Totally fantastic views - well worth the effort, take layers as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ChrisS390
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the most memorable hikes of our trip, so I highly recommend you do it. I'll skip right to recommendations: 1) If it's sunny the day of your hike, make sure you cover every bit of exposed skin with sunblock. I missed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank gordonhaggis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This walk is HARD! But rewarding! Myself and my partner are in our mid 20’s and are relatively fit but found this walk very tough! We managed to get to the top in about 2.5 hours, where the views were magical and well worth it!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank clairediana_1998
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not recommended during summer. Far too many tourists. Unfortunately it has become the instagram hashtag center of the universe, but a nice view. Try Isthmus peak or Corner Peak, less crowded.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank AndrewKiwi1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

did the hike up in 2.5 hours with my wife, and 2 hours down. Overall, beautiful at the top (? effect of adrenaline/ delirious), next day, knees and muscles hurt like hell... wear comfortable fitting shoes...

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank rogerteo88
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26 December 2018|
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Response from hramm82 | Reviewed this property |
9AM should be fine, I started about 830 and there were only a few cars in the lot.
18 December 2018|
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Response from wtnmwa | Reviewed this property |
Roy’s Peak is about 5hrs for a fit person - 3 up, 2 down. And whatever time you spend at the top. The start of Roy’s Peak is about 5km from the Wanaka Tree & town. If you have a car/taxi it’s doable. If you have to... More
9 December 2018|
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Response from LilyAzevedo | Reviewed this property |
If you are thinking to hike Roys Peak you will need at least 5 to 6hrs. It worth it!