Rob Roy Glacier Track

Point Of Interest

4.8 from 9 users

Contact

Wanaka Mount Aspring Road, Queenstown-Lakes Distri, South Island

0276 291 012

mtaspiringvc@doc.govt.nz

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Description

This track offers an easy route (achievable by older children) into a dramatic alpine landscape that includes snowfields, glaciers, sheer rock cliffs and waterfalls. 10 km return via same track. About 15 minutes from the Raspberry Flat car park, cross a swing bridge across the West Matukituki River. The track climbs through a small gorge into beech forest, then into alpine vegetation at the head of the valley, with good views of the Rob Roy Glacier. Access is restricted to the lower lookout when avalanche danger is present (MayNovember). The track starts at the Raspberry Creek car park, 54 km west of Wanaka on the Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Road. The last 30 km are unsealed. The last 10 km is a fine weather road only and subject to washouts and flooded creeks that can be impassable check road conditions before you leave. The drive takes about an hour. Transport services from Wanaka to the car park are available. Dogs are not permitted. No camping or overnight parking allowed.

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Location

Lat: -44.51009 Lng: 168.743718

User Reviews

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EdwardEth

Google will tell you it takes two and a half hours to get here from wanaka but it only took us an hour in our camper, just be wary of the fords if it has been raining! There's currently a slip between the lower and upper viewpoints but it's easy enough to circumvent. We're all adults, assess your risk and only do it if you feel safe. That being said, the upper viewpoint is in a whole different league to the lower one, absolutely stunning!

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User 232504

The track is still closed but there is other track and it's wonderfull !!!

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Milkamaeve

This track is still close because of the erosion.

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