The comprehensive guide to hiking New Zealand’s Roys Peak, one of the most well-liked climbs in Wanaka and the South Island as a whole.

When you search for the “best hikes in New Zealand” or any similar query, you’re bound to come across Roys Peak as the top pick. It’s not surprising, considering the incredible popularity of this hike and the spectacular views it offers – views that make getting up early more than worthwhile!

Roys Peak has, in fact, become something of an icon in Wanaka. Its popularity is easily understood when you consider the breathtaking vistas it provides, encompassing Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring (also known as Tititea), and the surrounding snow-covered peaks.

Within this guide, I’ll explore every aspect of hiking the Roys track, offering you valuable insights and a glimpse of what you can look forward to during your journey.