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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
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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
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
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
1  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
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BlackMiracle
December 25, 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.
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769vaibhavp
December 17, 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
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tadispa
December 9, 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!
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gauravkumarupadhyay
Hokitika to wanaka in ONE day (15 Replies)
Greetings everyone!! I know most of the distinguished members will not advise me this. But its kind of important to me as per my itinerary 28 sep - Arrival CHC 1400 hrs from melbourne, 1500 hrs pick up car rental and drive to hokitika around 250 kms. I wont mind arriving after after sunset and drive at normal speed 70-80 km per hour, stay overnight 29 Sep - Drive to wanaka via hokitika gorge around 450 kms. Not interested in stopping at FJ/Fox glacier. Again i wont mind arriving...More
September 15, 2017|
Response fromBarryTNU|
Sure. I've done that a few times; but you won't have time to see anything, so what's the point. Get an early start.
cromansydney
Sydney
Some more help please on Auckland and Wanaka (15 Replies)
I have received some excellent advise here on my planned 4 week itinerary in December/January. I have a few more questions and would appreciate your opinion/advise. 1. We have 3 nights (2.5 days) in Auckland starting on Saturday, 10 of December. We plan to spend a full day visiting a number of wineries. Another day, we will visit one of the islands, probably Tiritiri Matangi Island. Evenings and the half day, will be spent in Auckland. What day would be better to visit the wineries, Sunday...More
July 23, 2016|
Response fromcromansydney|
Just in case it makes any difference to which track you would recommend in Wanaka, I should mention that we are also doing Tongariro Crossing hike, part of Abel Tasman hike, Hooker Valley Track, Sealy Tarns Track and other shorter walks. We are also doing a number of wineries in Marlborough region and around Cromwell, if that makes any difference on which wineries you would drop in Auckland.
gauravkumarupadhyay
Hokitika to Wanaka in ONE day (12 Replies)
Greetings everyone!! I know most of the distinguished members will not advise me this. But its kind of important to me as per my itinerary 28 sep - Arrival CHC 1400 hrs from melbourne, 1500 hrs pick up car rental and drive to hokitika around 250 kms. I wont mind arriving after after sunset and drive at normal speed 70-80 km per hour, stay overnight 29 Sep - Drive to wanaka via hokitika gorge around 450 kms. Not interested in stopping at FJ/Fox glacier. Again i wont mind arriving...More
September 15, 2017|
Response fromOZRCFLYER|
Hi. Crazy ! If you value your life/well being and that of your fellow travellers don't attempt this. What is the point of rushing through one of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet let alone travelling at night ? You need to modify your itinerary or charter a chopper. Cheers,