Just 1 hour from Wanaka is the beautiful Mt Aspiring National Park. Within the park is the Rob Roy Glacier. It is a massive glacier beginning high above on Rob Roy Peak � 2,606 metres, clinging to the ever-steepening mountainside as it descends into the Rob Roy Valley occasionally dropping off in chunks off the cliffs opposite our lunch spot � spectacular and noisy! Swing bridge, waterfalls, rainforest, crystal clear mountain streams and glaciers � the Rob Roy Glacier guided Walk has it all.
The day begins with a drive around Lake Wanaka to the Matukituki Valley where the walk begins. Crossing farmlandand then a swing bring before entering alpine rainforest to emerge above the treeline into the alpine herb fields opposite four glacier faces � a perfect lunch spot and a base for further exploration of this magical valley. Following lunch the walk is all downhill back to the car park. The end of the day � a beginning of a lifetime memory.
Actual walking distance: 10 kms return. Actual walking time: 4 hours return. Departs Wanaka 9am / returns 5.30pm. Wanaka cccommodation pick up, lunch and refreshments included. Altitudes: lowest 377m & highest 780m. Trips operate year round but are weather dependent. Requirements: good strong walking shoes/boots, suitable layers of clothing, waterproof jacket. Bring a day pack and water bottle Grade: moderate fitness � Unsuitable for children under 8 years old
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