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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
Wanaka-Mount Apsiring Road | Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka, New Zealand
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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

1  Thank jessicatheexplorer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

4  Thank Erick B
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We have found a key for a Mitsubishi next to my car (10.06.2018) We dropped the key by the police. Wanaka police station.

Thank Jonas L
Reviewed 1 June 2018

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

2  Thank nomadgirl365
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank Michael E
Reviewed 28 May 2018

If you need the exercise - and some cool fresh air - .the best place to be! 3 to 4 hours round trip and you'll never feel better

1  Thank MSE80
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Jonathan T
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Walter O
Reviewed 16 May 2018

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

Thank petbet
Reviewed 13 May 2018

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

Thank Melanie C
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Sammy F
2 July 2018|
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Response from MSE80 | Reviewed this property |
OK in winter - even by yourself. BUT stay warm - winter woollies. Enjoy
Sammy F
2 July 2018|
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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
Mohd Z
3 June 2018|
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Response from nomadgirl365 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely free.