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Roy's Peak, Otago

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Roy's PeakIntermediate

Submitted by Talei Hayward

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Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back


Open farmlands
Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops


4:00 (Slow)
3:00 (Moderate)
2:00 (Fast)



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The track is well sign-posted so navigation shouldn't cause any problems. It can be very, very busy in summer. It is not recommended during winter because of snow and ice. There is a toilet 200m from the carpark. There is no water available so take your own. Also, make sure you take a wind proof jacket and other warm clothing as, even in mid summer, the temperatures at the summit can be very low. In mid-Jan I had a jacket, woolly hat and gloves as well as full length leggings. It was freezing at the top! A good level of fitness is required as this is a challenging walk/run.

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  • Access

    Roys Peak carpark is 6km from Wanaka township on the Mt Aspiring Road.

    Parking is available at the Roys Peak Carpark. In January at 9am it was nearly impossible to find a park as this is a very popular trail. Get there early!

    7 km

    8 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Generally good.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone.


    Track closed 1 October to 10 November for Lambing. Check with DOC Wanaka for track availablilty. Not recommended in winter due to snow and ice.

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