Roy’s Peak

Popular day hike with stunning views of lake Wanaka

New Zealand, South Island
4-6 hours

Roy’s Peak is a popular 16km (10 miles) day-hike close to Wanaka. You can park you vehicle at the parking space and walk up either to the popular Instagram spot only (you will see the queue) or go 30 minutes more to the peak.

The hike is mainly walking up zig-zag the mountain with an elevation gain of approx. 1300m – so it is a medium to hard hike. The view is definitely worth it.


  • We would recommend to start the hike very early (5-6am) before the sun gets out as there are no shadows along the way.
  • Duration: 5-7 hours