Roys Peak is a popular walking track that starts just outside the lakeside town of Wanaka. It offers spectacular views of Lake Wanaka and the surrounding area but at just over 15km return and with an elevation gain of over 1200m it requires a good level of fitness.

Track Details

Distance: 15.6km (9.7 miles) return, via the same track
Walking Time: 5 – 6 hours return
Fitness Level: Moderate to High
Start Elevation: 336m
End Elevation: 1578m
Elevation Gain: 1242m (4074 feet)
Track Type: Dirt farm road/track becoming single gravel track. Well formed and easy to follow.
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Track Route Map & Elevation Profile

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Roys Peak Track: -44.683606, 169.064741

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Roys Peak Elevation Profile

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Topographic map data on this page is sourced from the LINZ Data Service and licensed by LINZ for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence. Elevation data is sourced from NASA’s SRTM1 (Space Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) database.