Roys Peak Track

Roys Peak Track, Wanaka: Address, Phone Number, Roys Peak Track Reviews: 5/5

Roys Peak Track
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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.
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Tal B
אילת4 contributions
amazing view
Feb 2021
Really happy that we've left early (4am) to start the hike and get to see the sunset just when we arrived to the peak.
not an easy walk but totally worth it.
Written 17 February 2021
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KungfuFighter007
Wellington, New Zealand26 contributions
Roy Peak hike during mid November
Nov 2020
An excellent walk - a decent climb up in terms of distance and gradient - will take about 2.5-3hrs depending at a moderate pace. It’s a challenging walk and I consider myself reasonably fit. We headed off at 3am to catch the 6am sunrise at the top. I would recommend this as it seemed easier when you’re oblivious to how high you need go! It was incredibly cold at the top to the point my fingertips stung. I would recommend packing a good wind proof jacket, woolly hat and gloves!!! Take the gear recommendations seriously as the temperature is so variable along the way. The views are incredible and it’s well worth the climb. If you go up in the dark - look out for the lookout/photo spots on the way down so you can get a pic from the Instagram famous spot. Hope that’s helpful.
Written 16 February 2021
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C Smyth
Auckland Central, New Zealand19 contributions
Absolutely stunning views!
Feb 2021
I hiked to the top of Roys Peak last weekend for sunrise with some friends. We started our hike at 3am in the dark with head torches to guide the way, and reached the top of the peak just in time for sunrise - the views did not disappoint!! It was quite a steep hike and took us approx 3 hours (including stops along the way to take photos). The viewpoint approx 30mins from the top is also a great spot to stop and take some photos. The descend takes surprisingly almost as long as the descent as it can be quite slippery (we took walking sticks along). I would definitely recommend doing the hike for sunrise is doing it during summer as it gets very hot when the sun comes up. Deffo a must do bucket list activity!! Take lots of water.
Written 12 February 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
GORGEOUS SCENERY FROM THE TOP.
Mar 2020
We were driven in a massive group with AATKings just to appreciate the scenery as we were passing through. Gorgeous blue lake surrounded by mountains.
Written 7 February 2021
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Sam
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
Ok but there are plenty better
Jan 2021
I see a few comments saying best day walk in NZ. These people obviously haven’t done many. The walk is boring. Zig zag up and down. Is a good training hike for fitness, but wouldn’t put it in the top 10. Tongariro crossing eats this for breakfast in the first hour.

If you want the photo at the top, go for it. It is a good view from there. However the view halfway up is just as good across the lake and the face of the hill.

Nice photo, won’t be going back.
Written 30 January 2021
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fraseryvette
Queenstown, New Zealand17 contributions
Disappointed
Jan 2021 • Couples
A monotonous trudge on an open farm track for 3 hours, for the same view you get if you drive up one of the local ski field access roads.

5hrs on a treadmill in a gym comes close to the same level of boredom.

There are so so many other walks in the area that are far better than this one. Leave this one for the vapid social media junkies.
Written 26 January 2021
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Oamaruvian
Oamaru, New Zealand271 contributions
The crowds are gone, so go!
Jan 2021
I have been walking up Roys' Peak for years but gave it away about 5 years ago due to the crowds. I thought I would give it another go last week. Yes there are people and a number of them but not the crowds. No waiting for photos, no noisey, pushy younfg overseas visitors. A great time to go. If you haven't been, just dot i! You will not regret the views. Took me exactly 2 hrs to the top, which was Ok for a 61 year old but some are quicker. Just remember, it is 8kms each way!
Written 12 January 2021
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Sarah
13 contributions
Roys Peak
Nov 2020 • Friends
Roys Peak is not the same walk as Rob Roy Glacier walk.Rob Roy is 45 min drive to Raspberry Flat to start.Roys Peak only 10 min drive to start.Both great walks tho.
Written 29 December 2020
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Chanelle R
Wellington, New Zealand62 contributions
Amazing views but freezing at the top!!
Nov 2020 • Friends
We started at 3am to make it in time for 6am sunrise. The climb is Defo better done in the dark so you can’t see how steep the mountain is and how far you still have to go!
Once at the top it was FREEZING!! We needed warm hat, gloves, thermals and very warm jacket! I was underprepared and my hands were frozen numb, it was very painful and hindered us hanging around at the top for long.
Took 1.5hrs to get down at a fairly quick pace.
Don’t forget your $2 courtesy for the track box!
Written 13 November 2020
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Happytravellers103
Wellington, New Zealand100 contributions
So worth the pain!!!
Oct 2020 • Family
We climbed this “mountain” with our young adult children during our trip to Queenstown. We completed it on the first day of our holiday to make the most of the good weather and so glad we did. It was perfect in spring and I am not sure how people do this in the height of summer! It was a long climb up (took us about three hours with lots of stops for snacks and photos) and we had lunch at the top. We spent about half an hour taking all the obligatory awesome pictures out on the insta-famous point. Took less than two hours down. There were lots of other walkers but not so many that it was crowded. So pleased to have ticked this off our bucket list in our 50’s.
Written 18 October 2020
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