View from the summit on the Roys
The all-encompassing panorama from this 1,578 m summit includes most of Lake Wanaka, the surrounding peaks and Mount Aspiring/Tititea. After crossing through paddocks, the well-graded track continues through alpine tussock to the ridge.
The track starts at the Roys Peak Track carpark, 6 km from the Wanaka township on the Mt Aspiring Road.
Know before you go
Adverse weather: The weather can change rapidly in New Zealand. Hypothermia is a real risk even in summer. Be prepared by having warm, windproof clothing and the appropriate footwear. Whiteout conditions caused by snow or low cloud may be present.
Be avalanche alert: This area has terrain that can produce avalanches that cross the track, usually from May into November. View avalanche information.
- Private property: This track crosses private land. Respect the landowner's livestock and property. Stay on the marked track until you reach the conservation land, leave gates as you find them and use stiles where provided.
- No camping until the conservation area bounday.