A challenging one-way day walk with spectacular views of Lake Wānaka and the Southern Alps
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This challenging hike begins with the track to Roys Peak on Mt Aspiring Road. From the summit, follow the ridge line over Mt Alpha and descend through snow tussock to a 4WD track. Then follow the poled route via Spotts Creek to the Cardrona Road, 10km from Wānaka Town. This track is prone to low cloud cover. Not recommended during winter due to snow and ice.

  • Start: Roys Peak car park
  • Time: 10 – 11 hours
  • Distance: 19km
  • Grade: Tramping track, experienced trampers only

Note 1: Roys Peak Track is closed for 1-month in spring (October-November) for lambing. Please check track status with Department of Conservation’s Wānaka office.
Note 2: Please note there is only one toilet on this track which is situated 200m from the Roys Peak car park. There is no water available on this track and it can be very hot in summer so carry sufficient water with you for a 10hour walk.

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