New Zealand Otago Peak

Roys Peak

A prominent 1,578m mountain in Wanaka, offering panoramic views of Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring/Tititea, and the Southern Alps after a steep hike.

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The views from the top will have you feeling euphoric, especially coupled with the surge of endorphins from all of that leg-burning exercise! A gaggle of hikers can be found milling about at the top of Roy’s Peak, marveling at the 360-degree postcard setting. Some are taking selfies, others are still catching their breath, and a few might even be cracking a beer that they stowed for this very moment.  If you ascended alone, don’t be surprised if you make the return with the company of a few new friends. If there’s one thing special about Roy’s, besides the lure of the landscape, it’s the magnetic unity of hikers all there for the same reason, regardless of who they are or where they come from.

sarahlempa 4 years ago

Someone gave me a beer up here after a hike, and it takes a hellofalotta effort to get up there, but that was the BEST beer I ever had.

sarahlempa 3 years ago

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  • Hiking Roy’s Peak: Everything You Need to Know Before the Climb

    If you haven’t heard of Roy’s Peak, you’ve probably seen at least one glorious pic of it on Instagram. With bird’s-eye views of sparkling Glendhu Bay and fresh air that feels therapeutic to inhale, it’s hands down one of the best hikes in New Zealand. Oh, did I mention that most people hitchhike to get there? […]