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Breathtaking, literally! This hike was on my must do list of things to do whilst in Queenstown and I'm glad we did! The websites say this is an 'easy walking track' but really it's not. My partner and I went up around 9-10am and didn't...More
When planning for this hike in the winter I saw some mixed messages before we started. Had read anything from do not attempt in winter to it will be no problem so wanted to share my experience. I am an experienced backpacker/hiker and my wife...More
Is it tough? Yes. Will you sweat? Oh yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely.
We started our hike at 6 AM in the morning, it was still quite dark so we were lucky enough to watch the sunrise while going up the mountain. It was...More
Completed at end of May it is a 16km round trip up a 1500m summit. We started the climb at 0740 and made the summit by 1000. It is a steep climb and many we passed seemed to struggle. Good footwear is advised as on...More
We were advised by a friend to visit this on our J's&C's NZ'18 tour. They had a point. Superb treck up, amazing views both at the lookout and at the top (though if you're knackered by the time you reach the lookout don't worry too...More
It was a sunny day! Recommended to go with at least a friend so that you both could encourage each other to continue trekking and reach the peak. It promised with stunning view of Wanaka once you reach the Roys Peak Lookout or continue trekking...More
This was one of the most challenging, yet most rewarding of all the hikes we did in NZ! It's basically steep dirt path switchbacks the entire hike. There is hardly any shade so you are completely exposed for the entire hike. Definitely bring lots of...More
Overall, we took a 5 hours return hike at Roy's Peak. Some aspects of the track are quite steep and challenging but the views at the top is well worth it! One good tip is to start the hike early as we noticed by mid...More
Response from Jessica L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sammy, I haven't walked the track in winter, but I think if the weather is clear and not too windy it might be ok. Be careful though as cold conditions might make the track slick which would make the descent scary. I... More
Hi Sammy, I haven't walked the track in winter, but I think if the weather is clear and not too windy it might be ok. Be careful though as cold conditions might make the track slick which would make the descent scary. I would say go check it out and ask locals or hikers that are coming down what they think about giving it a go. Wear good hiking shoes and bring a jacket for the top, it was cool and breezy even in February when we did it!