Fitness required: High
16 km return via same track
With beautiful Wānaka as the backdrop, you’ll climb from lake level through farmland then up into the tussock tops to the 1578 m summit.
The sounds of grasshoppers and skylarks surround you as you climb 1,500 m on a well-formed track with the most spectacular views of Lake Wānaka, its islands, bays, and the mighty snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, including Mount Aspiring/Tititea.
This track crosses private land. Respect the landowner's livestock and property. Stay on the marked track, leave gates as you find them and use stiles where provide.
The nearest towns are Wānaka (6 km), Queenstown (68km) and Haast (142 km) on the West Coast.
The track starts at the Roys Peak Track car park on the Mount Aspiring Road near Wānaka.
At times of high use, during summer, consider walking or cycling to the car park (via the Waterfall Creek Track that links to the Roys Peak Track) as there is limited parking available.
Public transport options are available.
Ensure you take:
Check the Roys Peak weather forecast – NIWA website.
Prevent wildfires: If using a gas camp cooker in the Stack Conservation area choose a site that is clear of combustible materials. Campfires are not permitted.
How to pack for a day walk