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Roys Peak and Mount Alpha via Skyline Track

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Mount Aspiring National Park

Roys Peak and Mount Alpha via Skyline Track is a 14.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 14.4 miles Elevation Gain: 5,200 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

The area is closed October 1 - November 10 every year for lambing season. Although the trail is wide with no steps/technical difficulties, it is very steep, giving it a hard rating. This is a through hike so you will need to arrange transportation at the other end.

Just up up and straight up for 4 miles. Nice view but it’s difficult.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

My first long trail, it was hard but so worth it! We started at 4am in the middle of February and got to the top in 3hs 10min, i'd recommend to leave earlier if you're not that fast because we missed the sunrise at the top, we saw it from the view point. In summer bring a coat because the top is chilly and windy. The track is wide and clear, it's hard in the knees and legs because it's steep, that's why night time is the best option. The post full moon phase gave us the light and power to do the trail! In love with the views!

hiking
11 months ago

Hiked from the Roy's Peak carpark to the Cardrona Valley Road. 5hr 25mins, great conditions and the trail is in good shape.

hiking
no shade
Fri Feb 22 2019

A beast of a hike! Easy to follow trail but a grind from bottom to top. Can be done with runners. Spectacular views from the peak and from the lookout. Lots of sheep to share the trails and views with, but not for sheepish people. Or backwater weird carnie folk either.

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
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hiking
7 months ago