Rob Roy Track

Rob Roy Track

Matukituki Valley

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Sylvie Meganck

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Best hike for glaciers in New Zealand. Go to the upper lookout. Long gravel road (30km) is worth doing every metre.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Wolf

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful track. Great views, swinging bridge, could make it over with a child (needed a bit more time as some parts are steep).

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Ylva Teleman

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

3-4 hour return track to (in our opinion) the best glacier in New Zealand. Walk through amazing forest by a crystal blue river to a stunning, clean and impressive glacier and 300m waterfall.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Sally Caboche

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

May 2017 Checked with locals in the outdoor shops, DOC and the information office for advice about taking our campervan along the road to Raspberry Flat for the walk to Rob Roy Glacier. There had been some heavy rain and we didn't know the depth of the stream crossings. It turned out the issue wouldn't have been the depth of the water so much as the longer wheel base of our campervan may not have made over the dips where the streams flowed. There was no shuttle service running that day so we hired a small 4WD which, for the one day rental, was much cheaper than if we had used the shuttle for two of us. So glad we did. 1. we could drive at our pace and stop whenever we wanted to. 2. the shuttle pick-up allows 4 hours for the walk and we took longer. 3. still not sure if our van would not have got hung up on a couple of those crossings towards the end of the road. We picked up hikers who had left their vans a couple of kms from Raspberry Flat carpark.

Road from Wanaka was a picturesque drive around the lake, then up the remote valley through farms and wandering livestock and the mountains growing on either side. There is 55 kms of gravel road with 9 stream crossings but only the last 2 or 3 dips are a bit dicey for some vehicles.

Some people have noted it is a 3 hour hike, but we took our lunch and spent quite a while at the top so 4-5 hours is more realistic if you want to take it all in. We are moderate fitness in the 55-60 age group. There are some steeper sections of the track through the beech forest and after a couple of hours you pop out into the open ground at the base of the glacier. A toilet is just before the top of the track. DOC keep tracks and facilities so well maintained. It was about 8 degrees at the carpark and about 3 degrees at the glacier. We cooled off quite a bit eating our lunch so bring layers. The glacier cracked and groaned to keep us enthralled. This was a brilliant day out and a really great walk for variety in scenery and terrain.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in May 2017

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James Macguire

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

The best tramp I have done in New Zealand. Begins in farmland surrounded by mountains. The track follows Rob Roy Stream up through forest and ends with a breathtaking view of the Glacier.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Alex Hah

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

The drive over unsealed roads and multiple stream crossings is just a taste for the beautiful scenery you will pass on this walk. My favourite New Zealand walk so far.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Felicity Hughes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic walk with excellent views of the glacier. A very popular 1/2 day walk in New Zealand. Only negative was the long gravel track to get there with no warning beforehand.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Simon

France

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful forest, easy to find, toilets at the park are tidy.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Nathalie

France

Ranking: 10/10

Easy to find, beautiful forest, the track was well indicated, toilets at the parking area and at the top.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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James Jackson

England

Ranking: 10/10

Steep walk to the top but well worth it. DOC ranger working hard on the track to keep it maintained. Rent a 4 x 4, numerous fiords to cross on approach.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Cat Johnston

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great afternoon walk. I have had really wet weather but enjoyed it nonetheless. DOC worker was doing maintenance on the track, gave us friendly advice.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Diego Casanova

Chile

Ranking: 10/10

Relatively easy walk through the forest with a stunning view of the glacier at the end. The road to get there is not the best but offers beautiful views and is totally worth it!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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MARK CURPHEY

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great hike. The DOC guys work hard to keep the track in great shape. I recommend going to the top lookout. It is very remote.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Maura O'Connell

Ranking: 10/10

Incredibly secluded hike, starts off flat, over river and through a beautiful forest into the snow, it felt like a fairytale! Then beautiful views of the glacier. We did not get too close as we did in the winter and were not too prepared for all the snow.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Kirsty Smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This place is truly epic! The drive out there alone was worth it for the views. The hike is not too difficult and takes you on a wonderful landscape tour with an incredible finale. Just WOW!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Marc

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome trek to the Glacier! Nice landscapes.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Charlotte Molesworth

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic track leading up through native forest - steady climb to first lookout which is quite unassuming - well worth the 20 minutes to the next lookout to see both waterfalls and glacier.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Denis Schall

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The most amazing landscape I have ever seen in my life.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Janina

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The way to get to the start of the track is a beauty for itself. A very adventurous crossing and very narrow gravel road. The track itself climbs through forest almost all of the time, and suddenly opening view to the great Rob Roy Glacier - you get so close - amazing!! Definitely walk to the upper lookout - the view is so much greater here - the lower lookout is rather far away still in the forest.....

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Anika D

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Better than Franz Josef. You are so close to the Glacier.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Chao Lai

Taiwan

Ranking: 9/10

You need to pass through a few fjords to get there. One hour drive from Wanaka. Great view, just 3-4 hours return, an easy half day walk.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Szu-Yi Hsu

Taiwan

Ranking: 7/10

It is quite easy and nice views there. If you are not in a hurry, you could stop by here.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Dominique

Canada

Ranking: 6/10

The hike itself was amazing, little effort for great rewarding views. The problem was the road to get there, the worst we have driven in New Zealand so far...... the hike is not worth the drive.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sylvie Meganck

Ranking: 10/10

What an amazing view. Since I'm not the worlds most fittest person, it was quite a climb for me, but it was worth it!! For most people it's an quite easy walk.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Steve Smith

United States

Ranking: 8/10

The Rob Roy Glacier and adjacent waterfall were spectacular. The track is well maintained and a relatively easy uphill jaunt. The drive from Wanaka is about one hour, but the most amazing scenery along the drive is great as well.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Milan Maiwald

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The long gravel road is worth it! One of the most amazing views I have seen. Spent a lot of time down at the river, looking at waterfalls down from the ice.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sarah Dial

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

The drive to the track is difficult (through lots of Fjords) but the track itself is quiet with nice river and forest sections and finally the waterfalls and glaciers. Quite an easy walk.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Daniel Idiart

Argentina

Ranking: 10/10

Very beautiful glacier, the walk is nice all along and not very difficult.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Cecile

France

Ranking: 9/10

This walk is easy and pleasant because you walk in the forest before seeing the incredible glacier at the top.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Huon

France

Ranking: 8/10

Really beautiful with a great view of the glacier at the end. Bad point is 30kms on a poor gravel road!!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Gessica

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

Five hour track through the green New Zealand forest. Nice view to the glacier. Very nice also the road to get there (gravel path). If you will do it on a rainy day you will be surrounded by waterfalls.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Hannah Stiles

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Incredible glacier with views to match.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Sara and Antoine

Croatia

Ranking: 9/10

Cool track that starts in a pretty valley and ends with an amazing view of the glacier.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Elodie Bardolle

France

Ranking: 8/10

The road is good and the view too.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Lili Souris

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice 3-4 hour walk. A lot of gravel but well maintained. Best glacier so far! It is worth to go to the upper lookout.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Joaquin Gruffat

Argentina

Ranking: 9/10

Is a beautiful view but the track is quite hard on a sunny day. No shades and always uphill.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Sydney Lupton

Canada

Ranking: 5/10

This walk was a long one (5 hours return, kind of) and the view was of course beautiful but was not too close to the glacier...... still nice, but not the best.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Johannes Eisel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice short walk (3 hours) with nice landscape.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Clotilde Graziani

France

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jana Formankoua

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

The best view of the glacier we have ever seen! Beautiful white ice up the mountain. Lovely short track through the forest, mostly in the shade.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jiri Sojka

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

The biggest and most beautiful glacier we have seen in New Zealand. Must better that Franz Josef or Fox Glacier.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Graham Lighner

Ranking: 10/10

Not as popular as the other two glaciers which is nice. Incredible forest trail with a lot of vertical. Led to a great view of the 'glacier' (small but beautiful!).

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Elisabet Millet

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

The Rob Roy Glacier track is a short walk (3 hours return) that gives you a nice idea about how beautiful the park is and a very nice view of the Rob Roy Glacier. We really recommend it!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Laurent Petit

Ranking: 10/10

Quite steep but so beautiful. We loved the walk in the forest before admiring the Glacier. The weather was perfect, we had a great day.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Nicole and Elliott

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

From the drive to the actual trek to see the glacier were 360 degree beautiful views. It made going over some deep fords worth it. Wind was pretty crazy and the toilets were dirty but worth getting it to get to a non-busy glacier.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Monika Dippel

Ranking: 10/10

A rough but manageable walk to a lookout which gives impressive views to the Rob Roy Glacier. Much better than crowded Fox and Franz Josef. A real beauty.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Kristina Farkas

Hungary

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best Glacier lookouts.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Finn and Melanie Lorbeer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Although raining it was amazing. Steeper and more difficult than others. More nature and more remote than Mt Cook. Viewpoint was in the clouds.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Samuel Tohko

Slovakia

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing to see the glacier, not really a difficult hike but 100% pure natural beauty.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Barbara

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It was a little hard getting there with a campervan since 30km of it was unsealed road with a lot of holes and fords. The walk itself was really beautiful and doable, even if you are not the fittest person.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Shelly Weissbrem

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful bumpy 32km drive to the track. The most beautiful drive up until now. The track is nice and easy. Again, a good place to stop for a picnic lunch.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Markus Johannes

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

This track is not too long and not too hard but still a steady climb. You will be rewarded at the end. And also the way up is really nice with good views along the glacial river.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Danica Vrsaljko

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice walk, mainly through bush/forest. Amazing views of the Glacier and awesome landscape! 3 hours.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Julie

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Driving to the start of Rob Roy track was fun. I saw sheep, lambs, mountainous scenery hidden by mist, and a rainbow. It was raining but that didn't ruin my hike. The track is located beside a river and it was nice to listen to the rushing water as I walked through the beech forest. I saw Rob Roy Glacier and heard large chunks of ice break off and crash down the mountain. As I walked back to my car, rain drops tumbled from the tree canopy and splashed off my boots. Sometimes it's nice to hike in the rain.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Charlotte Casey

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Helen Olsson

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful track not so tough, one day, could see the glacier very well and we even heard it 'crack'.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Igor

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Easy, an awesome picnic spot.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Marie Toulemonde

France

Ranking: 10/10

Such a beautiful track that starts with sheep and cows and finishes in the mountains in front of a glacier.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Max Backelandt

France

Ranking: 9/10

Nice climbing in front of the glacier.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Chris Handley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing glacier trek, beautiful setting, stunning views.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Marilyn Nadeau

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Choose a nice sunny day to go there and you wont be desapointed! The landscapes are stunning, breathtaking! Specialy in front of those glaciers. (Much more impressive, and less crowdy, than Fox and Franz glaciers) Only a Nice 1.5 hours to go to the upper lookout and youll be reward. Enjoy :)

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Kellie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A great short walk-one which should has interesting sites all the way through-bush and crashing blue river and the stunning final destination. Go early in the morning when no-one else is on the track-you might even see an avalanche from the glacier like us.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Daniel McAlpine

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great short walk (under 3 hours) through great countryside-go early to avoid crowds.
Free camping at start of track past Treble cone ski area. Not listed on Rankers!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Gal Bero

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful few hours walk recommended in good weather, the top is just splendid, worth every minute.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Michal Sturma

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Nice and easy track by the river, you will see many waterfalls and glacier.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Jitka Krejcova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful beech forest next to river with nice view of Rob Roy Glacier and very high waterfalls. Easy track.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Guillot

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Loesje

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Enjoyed this more then Fox Glacier! (but maybe also because of the difference in weather ;))
Beautiful drive to the carpark, nice easy track and very nice spot, watching the glacier, eating lunch ;)

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Raelene Vine

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk but not for novices!! Hard going, steep and narrow on the way up, I went very slow and struggled in places..average fitness!. Worth it when we got to the top, awesome views of a couple of glaciers. Walk down is quicker but hard on the knees. Took us about 1 hour to drive down road to Raspberry Flat, lots of stock on the road and heavily corrugated. No river crossings for us as no recent rain. Plan for a whole day really.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Fraser Goldsmith

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Short (2hr) hike for breathtaking scenery.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Jacquemard

France

Ranking: 8/10

Good trek but 80km of gravel road and many rivers.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Karsten Meyer

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Superb!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Carole Carter

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful drive to start of walk, stunning track to views of Glacier along alpine river (be careful many hire car companies won't let you drive there).

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Daniel Patricia

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Good walking track, stunning views of the glacier.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Rien

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

1300 metre up and 1300 metre down - pretty heavy for the untrained. But beautiful view over the area!!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Sam

United States

Ranking: 10/10

50km beyond Wanaka. One hour drive mostly on gravel road. 2 and a half to three hour return hike to great view of glacier.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Mike & Jennie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent, two hour walk up to see the glaciers, open views, out of the trees, lovely picnic spot.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Diane Moss

England

Ranking: 7/10

Varied walk along the river from Raspberry Creek across swingbridge up Rob Roy Valley to glacier views.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Kurt & Noemi Buhler

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful view - for free! Easy to walk, not steep, a little adventurous to get in the valley (unsealed road, cross some slips).

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Karin Laurev

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice view of the Glacier, good marking along way to the viewing point.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Les Barnes

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Very scenic and well maintained track.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Lyn Deavin

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Very very steep track with some glorious views. Cost a fortune to be taken in on gravel road with fords - not allowed enough time so had to rush.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Mike1952

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

An outstanding scenic walk but only a 9 because of the terrible access road.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Scott & Madeleine Bancroft

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Tough to get there, but approx 3.5hrs hike was well worth the effort. Moderate hike.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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budge69

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Hard going but the view along the way and at the end makes this walk a must do...wayne

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Frank & Julia

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great views.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Urban Reifler

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Great view of the glacier but km terrible road to drive to get to the track.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Kaelin

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful landscape, forests, waterfalls, kea.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Ken Talan

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Good trail - great view of Glacier.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Marc Edwards

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Really good walk and spectacular views, be aware of dirt road drive.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Fontvieille

France

Ranking: 5/10

Nice drive to reach the walk start but we did not see the sun during the walk! Most of the walk is in the forest.....

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Allison Meyoz

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Cool track, views are priceless on a clear day. Demerits for heavy traffic.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Laurent Pouvreau

France

Ranking: 10/10

3.4k trek. 300m altitude difference, easy but stunning view of the glacier eventually.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Matthias Joos

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Great glacier view, nice walking track.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Ann-Kathrin Auditor

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice and easy walk through the bush. On the way you can see a 261m free fall waterfall. At the end of the track you have great views of the Rob Roy Glacier. 4 hours return.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Brendan Dunn

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Fabulous views.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Mannebach & Siejert

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting trip, half day and not crowded.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Laurent Michon

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk, amazing view, some part could look scary, funny Kea. Long drive from Wanaka.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Sandra

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great views. 3-4 hours is a bit optimistic with kids. It took us 5 hours.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Carmel

Israel

Ranking: 8/10

Very beautiful track. Three hour track - an exciting track.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Nataly Loewidt

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Great hike, not difficult and on a clear day you get really amazing views.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Tom Hill

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

A nice track through the rainforest to the glacier but uphill all the way.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Inbar Yizhar Barnea

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

Nice short track, mostly in the bush but then you get a great view of the Rob Roy Glacier - very impressive.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Ann Michle

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Short 3 hour return hike, but takes you over a rope bridge, through a gorge and up to a glacier - need we say more??

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Darrell & Michelle Lamb

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

One hour drive over gravel road most of the way. Walk up to base of Glacier, challenging and interesting (1 1/2 hours each way) Views outstanding.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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kempt

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

This is my favourite walk/track in all of NZ. You get a river crossing with swing bridge, beautiful forest, waterfall and an amazing glacier at the end.

The walk to not too hard if you are used to walking, but the road in is terrible!

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in April 2008

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Chris el capitan

England

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic walk through open country & beech forests to Rob Roy Glacier viewing point a must!

**Road to Raspberry Creek difficult - shaken to death!!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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David Morton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Stunning walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Paula Martinez

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Philipp

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

If you are a bit on the leggy side and enjoy panoramic views, this is for you!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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AndreaT

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Just beautiful, waterfalls, glaciers, swing bridge, was better and more impressive than imagined, was supposed to be a walk but it is definitely a track.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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JasminA

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Spectacular views, nice walk but when weather is fine, quite crowded.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Gillian

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

An enjoyable walk by rushing water with stunning views of glacier.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Enno Brehm

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful views, changing landscape

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Dick Rosman

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

A challenging moderate steep Mt nat Park ascent/descent to a very nice alpine valley.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jeremy & Sarah Rind

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Actual walk was amazing - spoilt by approach gravel road which had been rutted by a caterpillar track vehicle and was diabolical - terrible!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Rob

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful track, starting in the valley, go up through the woods and ends near the glacier.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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S Luis Van Oler

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful walk

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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simonbo

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

The best views over beautiful Lake Wanaka!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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alasiac

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Wow, wow, wow! The ice wall feels like it is right on top of you.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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mariekef

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

An good hike to the top of 1500m+ Mt Roy where your views get wider and wider until you reach the saddle and your view doubles again as Mt Aspiring comes into view.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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johanw

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

A beautiful walk that doesn't take all day.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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linus

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Very steep to get to the top of Mt Roy but worth it once you get there. Excellent views.

Reviewed about 10 years ago