Roy's Peak

South Island NZ
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A very worthwhile walk to get to that famous view! It's tough on the knees & quite relentless, but the outlook makes it all worthwhile. The lookout is where most hikers stop, but the actual peak is a further 40 minutes - 1 hour further on.

Lookouts
Heritage Sites
Toilets
Alpine
1588m
Maximum Elevation
1254m
Total Climb

Getting there:

It's easy to get to the start of the track - only 8 minutes' drive from Wanaka. The carpark is located on the side of the highway - be warned, it fills up quickly.

Route/Trail notes:

The walk is on a wide, reasonably well-maintained trail on private land. You'll be met by lots of livestock & plenty of others who have travelled far & wide to see the view! It's relentlessly steep & exposed with lots of switchbacks. You can do the trail in runners, but it does get dusty / muddy in Summer & covered in ice / snow in Winter. There is a toilet at the base & at the lookout.

Permits/Costs:

A donation is requested to keep the track maintained. Also, the track is closed over certain dates between October & November every year for lambing. Check doc.govt.nz for updates & track conditions.

Comments

Steep long climb, but the views are worth the effort.

Sparkymatt on 24 Nov, 2018

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