What is your favourite track? If you are a hiker and nature lover, New Zealand is truly a paradise. I, fortunately, made some of the famous tracks like Mueller Hike, Ben Lomond, Roys peak and Isthmus Peak Track and today I'm glad to share another of my favourite track that I did, "Rob Roy Glacier".
They are so relaxing, and I come closer to take a picture of him 😍, so cute
During my stay on the beautiful South Island, I left Queenstown after 3 months of living for Wanaka and fell in love with this amazing town. Nestled 100km north of Queenstown, Wanaka attracts tourists all year round and a great destination for spectacular hiking attractions around lake Wanaka. Just a short driving distance from Wanaka, there is a large and well-known Mount Aspiring National Park with many astounding tracks and stunning surroundings that is certainly worth the visit when you're in Wanaka.
Named after Mt Aspiring - the third-highest peak in the country, this park is a wonderful land of mountains, glaciers, river valleys and alpine lakes and a hiker's paradise. Mount Aspiring National Park is considered the most pristine and unspoiled national park in New Zealand. Located between the Lake Wanaka region and the west coast on the southern island, the place is also known as Te Waipounamu.
What a spectacular and fresh
We visit Rob Roy Glacier Track on a sunny day early in the spring so the land is not really frozen. It takes us about a 2-hour drive back and forth from Wanaka, and the track takes only 2 hours one way, but we end up 6 hours in return because we spend a bit of time enjoying this breathtaking scenery. It's probably one of my favourite trails so far. I can imagine how cool to come here in the winter season when everything is frozen 😚☃️
This is rated as moderate and suitable for everyone. Beginning with a bridge over the Matukituki River, the track runs through oak forest and alpine vegetation and boasts amazing views of Rob Roy Glacier, river and dramatic cliffs. We are advised to look out for the curious Kea birds and parrots; unfortunately, we don't meet any of them during our walk. 🙂
It's a magnificent track, well marked and totally worth the effort. The view through the entire hike is absolutely beautiful and the purely natural landscape of Kiwi, so don't miss it if you plan to visit the Otago Region in the South Island. Mt Aspiring is large and much more to see, hopefully, I will get back here one day and explore more. 😍