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Roy's Peak

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A steep hike to Roy's Peak Summit featuring stunning view of Lake Wanaka.


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9.7

Miles

15.6

KM

Out and Back

5,122' 1,561 m

High

1,113' 339 m

Low

4,009' 1,222 m

Up

4,007' 1,221 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs No Dogs

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Overview

This trail above Wanaka begin through sheep yards and leads you on a spectacular ridge with great photo opportunities. You can keep climbing this steep ridge to Roy's Peak summit for an amazing 360-degree panoramic view of lakes and mountains.

Description

The first half is a path through two sheep yards. You'll have to pass four fences. There are many shortcuts along this part. Once you get the ridge, you can hike down along it to take good pictures. Keep climbing (the trail will get steeper) to the top to see the other side of the mountain and get an amazing view. You'll feel so proud when you'll touch the lovely antenna at the summit! Go to the white thing after the antenna to see deeper in the valley.

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Paul Antoine

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 23 votes

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in Wanaka

#318

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  4.8 from 23 votes
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in Wanaka

#2

in New Zealand

#318

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Photos

Somewhere after the Roys Peak Lookout.
Sep 18, 2018 near Wanaka, NZ
Ridge, Famous photography spot
Apr 23, 2016 near Wanaka, NZ
Sheep in front of Lake Wanaka
Apr 23, 2016 near Wanaka, NZ
Roy's Peak's Antenna
Apr 23, 2016 near Wanaka, NZ

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Mar 12, 2020
Jessica Milin
Mar 10, 2020
Graeme Dunn
Jan 1, 2020
Simon Riley
Dec 19, 2019
Kelvin Nicholson
Steep, exposed and very windy. Bring trekking poles. Near the top you can go up the ridge-line, or continue walking. Don't do the ridge-line. — 3h 30m
Dec 12, 2019
Tom Kutz
Steep hike that is exposed the entire way. BreeY at the top. Bring sunscreen and layers
Dec 11, 2019
Tom Kutz
Nov 21, 2019
Sean Sherry
May 9, 2019
Josh Pan