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The Mt Roy Track in Wanaka

We enjoy welcoming couples, families and groups to stay at one of our exclusive holiday houses & apartments in Wanaka. We always recommend a walk or hike to our guests as we find that there are suitable tracks for everyone. One of our favourites is the Mt Roy Track.

Hiking to Mt Roy

One of our guests’ favourite hikes is the Mt Roy track. This takes you directly to the mountain ridge overlooking Lake Wanaka. This is a moderately challenging track with the most amazing views and is also manageable for families with energetic children.

The track starts from the carpark on Mt Aspiring Rd (5km from town). The best time for this walk is early in the morning or in the evening when it is often cooler. The track takes 5 hours (return) so represents a great day out. We recommend you take lots of water as there isn’t much opportunity to refill bottles on the way.

At the top of the track is the famous Instagrammable photo stop looking out across the lake. In summer this is a popular place so we recommend starting out early or aiming to reach this stop in early evening instead.

It is likely along the track you will come across other walkers and runners all enjoying the fresh air and views by getting off road onto one of the most iconic tracks that has risen to fame on Instagram. This is only one of the amazing array of tracks and trails. As you turn around and head back down the hill don’t forget to take plenty of photos. 

Wanaka Hikes

We all enjoying getting out and about and find the walking trails and hikes a suitable Wanaka activity for all ages. There are also other more gentle walks to view points around the lake. This is such an awesome way to enjoy the fresh air when staying in one of our luxurious apartments in Wanaka.

If you would like further recommendations or help arranging a day trip while staying in one of our holiday houses, simply contact our team on



The Mt Roy Track in Wanaka