Rob Roy Glacier Hike, Wanaka
Duration: Full Day
Time: 8am to 5:30pm (approx)
Inclusions: Hotel transfers and private guide
Available: October to April
Distance: 10km return, moderate 3.5 to 4 hour return hike
Rating: Easy to moderate (some uphill walking)
Rob Roy Glacier Hike
Be transported to another world with this full day hike to Rob Roy Glacier in Mount Aspiring National Park. Discover dramatic alpine landscapes, sparkling glaciers, towering waterfalls and sheer mountain peaks, thanks to the safe and expert navigation of your highly-trained personal guide.
Begin your adventure with a scenic drive over the spectacular Crown Range, through Cardrona Valley, Lake Wanaka, Matukituki Valley and into Mount Aspiring National Park. Sit back and enjoy constantly evolving landscapes through rugged gorges and vast alpine plains from comfort of your own Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van.
Never miss a photo opportunity with the flexibility to stop, jump out of the car and breathe in crisp mountain air wherever and whenever you like.
We start our hiking adventure at Raspberry Flats, crossing a swing bridge over the West Matukituki River before a steady climb up through a small gorge alongside Rob Roy stream. We wander through ancient beech forests, catching glimpses of Rob Roy Glacier as the dense forest clears.
Enjoy cascading waterfalls and the thriving understorey of ferns and mosses as the forest gives way to alpine vegetation and spectacular views of the hanging glaciers beneath Rob Roy. We pause to soak up the grandeur and tranquillity of this pristine environment before turning back towards Wanaka.
We visit the quaint lakeside township of Wanaka and stroll along the waterfront to the famous ‘Wanaka tree’ before returning to Queenstown.