Rob Roy Glacier Track

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Rob Roy Glacier Track is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,505 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

no dogs

Note: This track is currently closed due to erosion. Walkers can access an alternative viewpoint of Rob Roy Glacier approximately 30-45 minutes’ walk along West Matukituki Track from Raspberry Creek carpark. For more information, please see https://www.doc.govt.nz/news/media-releases/2019/rob-roy-track-closed-due-to-erosion/

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view of the glacier and stunning views of surrounding mountains

hiking
2 months ago

Currently closed due to erosion. Check DOC website for updates.

hiking
5 months ago

I would say this is a moderate hike, not hard. Ends looking a beautiful glacier & lots to look at along the way. Beware that the drive to the start of the hike is an interesting one... Be ready to drive through almost a dozen fords and hundreds of sheep (in herds). I personally thought it was fun, but my friend (passenger) said there was no way she could have done the drive.

hiking
6 months ago

moderate track. not hard. to do early to get the sun on the glacier. past 1pm it's aboveand little bit behind the cliff so... pictures hard to do facile the sun. nice point of view and nice walk beside the waterrace.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful trek, sunny and clear. The trail is easy, going up at first but in a gentle way. You're almost in the shade of the forest all the time. We started early so it was almost empty but on our way down it was getting really crowded...

hiking
6 months ago

Super great track!! We got a perfect day, sunny and 17 degrees C in mid April. Trail was moderately busy but everyone we saw was in good spirits. Generally a pretty decently easy track but the first half of the way in can get you a little tired, but definitely one of the easier hikes I have done in NZ. absolutely breathtaking views at the beginning and end of the trail, the glacier was amazing! The cows at the car park and beginning of the trail were super cute as well. Disappointed we didn’t see any kea but still a 10/10 hike!!!

7 months ago

Was a beautiful day. We hiked this trail in early April and the weather was fabulous. We are not the quickest hikers but made it to the top in a couple of hours. Veiws were well worth the effort. Make sure to dress in layers as the bottom of the trail is under cover and was cool but as we climbed needed to peel off some layers.

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

Beautiful hike. A most in the south island. The ride over is not easy with a large car(sleeps 5). Crossing the fords is recommended with a 4wd or a high car. Especially 48 hours after it rained. The hike have 2 extensions. I tried both. Theshort one is a nicer view point. It is very tight as not many people go there. The longer one is right next to the information stands on the upper view point. Its recommend to do it with another person.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful stunning glacier scenery at the upper outlook. Well worth the efforts. :)

hiking
8 months ago

Incredible hike! Long rough drive to the car park but with beautiful views along the way. Hike follows a gorge filled with milky blue water to amazing glacier and waterfall views. We got so lucky with blue skies too. Highly recommend.

8 months ago

worth getting to the start of the hike for the beautiful scenery and valley alone. we crossed 10 fords with our economy sized car just go slow and pick out the shallow areas. agreed that upper falls is a must- even if you don't make it all the way to the top there are sights to see along the way. Theres a bathroom at the top. We are very very slow hikers and started at 4:30p and got down by 8:30p sunset by rushing on the way down (1.5hrs)

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing beautiful walk. The road to the start of the trail is gravel track so allow extra time for this. The car park was also full by 12pm so I would head there early. The view of the glacier is breathtaking and has lots of waterfalls coming down. This walk is an absolute must do. The walk isn’t too tough either there are some uphill climbs but is separated with flat parts to making it easier. Path is easy to follow and marked out.

hiking
8 months ago

This trail is well maintained and worth every step of the slow climb up to the top. Don’t miss it!

8 months ago

great track. pays to have decent boots as there is a lot of loose rock. bring warm clothing, ground temperature is much warmer than at the top of the track so have an extra layer. for getting there, perhaps use a 4WD, there are a few fords and 30km of unsealed road that your rental toyota won't enjoy. go early, track is empty in the morning.

hiking
scramble
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Easy Walk we a amazing view.

hiking
9 months ago

Lovely relatively easy hike into a valley with a fantastic breath taking view of Rob Roys glacier and waterfalls. For the adventurous there is a bit more path, not as well discernable beyond the point where most people stop to soak up the stunning surroundings. I loved the abundance of yellow flowers. Definetly rewarding.

10 months ago

Awesome track! Easy but can be a bit slippery at some spots. The view is spectacular with valley, glacier and Forrest. You need to drive 30-40min of gravel farm road to get to trail head and have 9 fords (crossing creek water). So better with a SUV.

11 months ago

An absolute must do when in the area.

11 months ago

Really gorgeous hike - a uphill but still easy. You have to cross a lot of fords on the road to the trailhead, so just be ready for that. we just had a little Toyota Corolla that did fine, but it also hadnt rained recently so the water wasn't too crazy.

11 months ago

Tramping till end of this valley! Arrived front of the glacier , awesome ! Just take care, must do it ! Don't stop on board, worth it to go at the end really !

11 months ago

a gift that keeps on giving

hiking
Tue Oct 09 2018

Hiked this a few years back and it was one of the highlights of our trip so now that I am using All Trails I thought I would review it. It wasn’t highly trafficked but can be a pain to get to if rainy due to muddy roads. We had to help push the car in front of us through a muddy area. The views and hike are worth it. While this is rated easy. It is all relative as to what you are used to. This at times is moderate but easy because the trail is well maintained and easy to walk. Weather also plays a role. Look at the map for the incline. I’ve had much easier trails makes as moderate vs this in IL and TN in the US. Nonetheless if you can walk and are in ok shape you can do this. Again...the views are worth venturing here for a few hr hike.

Fri Sep 28 2018

Great views of all the water falls, glacier and sky line

Mon Jun 25 2018

Great walk. It was covered in snow and the track wasn't easily visible at the top.

Sat Apr 14 2018

Great view of the river , Alpine , glacier , birds. Hiking with slightly snowfall is incredibly beautiful ! met 2 kea at the end of the track. perfect hiking.

hiking
Mon Apr 02 2018

Great hike - harder for the littlest kids but amazing views, a variety of micro-climates, well maintained trails, and a fantastic drive-in with beautiful farms and sheep. Bring a car/truck w enough clearance (0.5 m) to ford the streams en route to the parking area. Was a terrific 1/2 day hike

Mon Dec 11 2017

Do it

hiking
Sat Dec 09 2017

Amazing hike with breathtaking waterfalls! Do note that the road to the trail head floods in places, so if you don't have a car with good clearance than you'll be walking about and extra 1.5 miles to the head.

Fri Dec 01 2017

5 stars because you will see everything on that trek (huge waterfall, snow, alpine, ice, river, perfectly blue water...etc)

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