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Roys Peak Track

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Roys Peak Track

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Wanaka-Mount Apsiring Road Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka New Zealand
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Happytravellers103 wrote a review Oct 18
Wellington, New Zealand101 contributions32 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Greg F wrote a review Aug 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand653 contributions45 helpful votes
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4 years on from my first hike of Roys Peak, I decided to do it again this time with my partner, coincidentally again in early July. The weather forecast was perfect for the day. We started at 6.30 AM about an hour and half before sunrise. At -5 degrees, it takes a while to get the body moving and you're at a good height for a beautiful sunrise. The track is well marked and wide and with it being such a popular track, there's always cars in the carpark no matter the season/or time of day. The track starts up almost immediately and remains that way for the whole way to the summit. So while it isn't a technical track, it is by no means easy due to the vertical ascent. At a slow steady pace, we were at the Insta-famous viewpoint around 11 AM with several stops along the way thanks to the stunning views. With NZ being closed to international tourists during the pandemic and it being winter, it was not crowded at the viewpoint with about 10 people there at the time. It was a bit slippery at the viewpoint with the snow having just melted, but nothing too dangerous. After the viewpoint, it took another hour to get to the summit due to snow and ice consistently the whole way making it fun if not a bit tricky. The views from the summit were out of a magazine. Breathtaking even if you aren't a landscape lover, with views of the Mount Aspiring National Park all the way to Mt Aspiring itself. On the other side is the Beautiful Lake Wanaka and township and Glendhu Bay. After spending a half hour at the summit, we started to make our way down at 1 PMGoing down is easier albeit harder on the knees and it helps if you have a walking pole to support you. The way down should take about 3 hours and with an early sunset at 5 PM in winter, it's a good idea to time your descent as it does start to get cold incredibly fast as the shadows grow. Hands down one of the best day walks in the country.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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WillClarke_NZ wrote a review Aug 2020
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
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This has to be one of NZs best day walks, with the most Instagramable photo opportunity waiting for you at the top. The hike is really tough though as you’re essentially walking up a 45* to 65* gradient up and down, with little to no plateaus, except for at the top. Highly recommend hiking boots and waking poles if you have some, plus at least 3L of water per person. It took me 4.5hrs to do the full 16km track up and down, with a rest at the top for lunch and a photo.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kera wrote a review Aug 2020
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and I did this track in July 2020. Thanks to Covid-19 and closed borders, the track was quiet and there were more than enough carparks. We did our walk on a cold morning. Now with both my partner and I having done the track, I have 2 completely different experiences. My partner hikes regularly. His usual walks take him 3-4 hours, so this was a little different for him, but he managed to get up all the way to the top, even past the lookout, within 2-ish hours. I, on the contrary, absolutely dislike hiking and have not done a proper walk in a year or so. I did want to use this opportunity of doing the track while there weren't many tourists around, so that was my only motivation - enjoying the view without people taking pictures blocking everything. I really struggled walking up and had to take breaks every 10 metres (at least it felt like that). After about 3:15 hours I made it to the lookout - most people were a lot faster and overtook me though. I decided to not make it all the way to the top. It really depends on your level of fitness, and I certainly was one of the slowest people to ever walk this track :D I did make it to the lookout, and the views were fantastic, even on a cold winter's day, but I can't deny that it was hard. We started our walk at 9:30 in the morning. At that time, most of the track was still frozen. However, when we walked back down the top of the track turned out to be quite muddy. Good hiking shoes recommended.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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GaryandLesleyTravel wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand4,345 contributions322 helpful votes
In late July we completed this walk in near perfect weather. As soon as you start gaining altitude the stunning vistas appears and from there to the top it is photo opportunity after photo opportunity. The climb is continuous and in places is steep. As we approached the peaks popular view point ~1300M we had been walking in ice and light snow for some 20 minutes. From here the push up to the summit 1578M was entirely in manageable snow. Although spending hours climbing in ~4* the wind chill at the summit was closer to minus 5* so be prepared and don’t be mistaken that sunshine in July means hiking without multiple warm layers, gloves and beanies. If you have the energy the satisfaction of reaching the summit is worth the extra push. There is a modest $2.00 charge to access the trail and the lower section is through private farm so you share space with friendly sheep and cattle. Final word, dress warm and be prepared for the wind chill at the top.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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